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Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50k

On March 25, 2017, we hosted 57 runners at Big Spring Picnic Area, in far western Perry County, Pennsylvania, to run the Harrisburg Area Road Runners’ Club’s Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50K.

Experiment of One: Training for a 24 Hour: Part 1

Races of 24 hours in duration are a yardstick in the sport of ultrarunning, having been contested for decades around the world, dating hack to the 1800s. Athletes in these events are seeking the answer to the question: how far can I go in one full day? In this two-part article, I’ll provide some advice on training, planning, and competing in these one-day races.

The North Face Endurance Challenge California

The pace was hot from the beginning! With Zach Miller leading the way in his usual fashion we blew through the first mile at 5:56 a.m. and didn’t slow from there. Either I thought this pace was sustainable and forgot it was a 50-mile race, or I just felt like running fast and didn’t care what would happen.

FatAss Fun: Stars Above Ultra Loop

“FatAss” training races are a cheap, easy way to get some long miles in while also being able to spend time with good friends. It was as easy as creating a Facebook event and inviting good people.

Fitting our Genes

Our love for trail running is in our genes. Our bodies evolved to make us the best endurance runners on Earth, to share cooked meals, and to be outside in nature. From these roots, running, wholesome food, and being in nature hone our genes’ expression for wellness and well being.

Avalon 50 Benefit Run

What determines an epic race? This year’s Avalon 50 Benefit Run possessed elements to be remembered, e.g., mud, sweat and tears. The newly added 50k option had its share of stories too.

The North Face Endurance Challenge – California

It’s 4:00 a.m. The coffee is hot. The boys are ready to rock. For some of us, The North Face Endurance Challenge California 50 mile marks their first exploration into the ultramarathon world. For others, this is an opportunity for progression at the 50-mile distance.

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