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UltraRunning May/June 2020

  • Hydrogels: Hype or Hydration?
  • Laura Chancellor’s 100-Mile Journey
  • Pioneer Spirit 50
  • So Much More Than Racing
  • Hydration Packs for Every Body
  • The Birth of the JFK 50
  • A Single-Track Gem: The Ruby Crest Trail
STL Women’s Trail Summit: On Equal Ground

The push to get more women outside has never been stronger. Still, being a female athlete in the ultrarunning world, the gender imbalance is obvious. I asked myself, what could one person do to address this issue? The answer came when I decided to momentarily shift my focus from hosting races to create the STL Women’s Trail Summit.

Behind the Lens: Nick Presniakov

It’s not often that you find a dehydrated and perhaps, still hallucinating ultrarunner who just spent a full day running 100 miles rushing off to clean up in order to get back to the finish line and cheer on other racers. Arguably even less frequently, do you find the outright winner of a 100-miler hustling to get his camera to snap shots of runners coming through the final chute of glory as the “golden hour” of the race approaches.

By Your Side – A Coach’s Perspective

Coaching and the ultrarunning community are about way more than running. With lives getting turned upside down due to COVID-19, those supportive relationships are especially important right now.

First Look: Merrell MTL Long Sky and MTL Skyfire Shoes

This spring, there are two new models from the Merrell Test Lab, the MTL Long Sky and MTL Skyfire. These new offerings have somewhat similar function – moving fast and securely in mountain terrain – but there are enough differences between the two models to distinguish which shoe works best for its intended purpose.

Daydream Chronicles

I’ve been doing a lot of daydreaming and reminiscing to help me cope with the current pandemic we’re currently in. Childhood memories are bubbling to the surface of my conscious thoughts – back when I just wanted to be the boss of me and do whatever I wanted. My imagination was wild and full of never-ending ideas.

UltraRunning May/June 2020

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Gratitude for (Running) Things

Many of us have spent countless hours training for races in order to earn the memories of accomplishment that come with achieving our running goals. Now is a great time to reflect back on those great memories and be grateful for all the little things we often take for granted. Don’t let them slip away just because we aren’t currently racing.

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