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UltraRunning July/August 2020

  • Dewayne Satterfield: The Rare Heart of The South
  • Training Without A Race
  • The Future of Trail Running
  • Racing Through A Quarantine
  • Maintaining Fitness During Detraining
  • Following in The Footsteps of Latimer
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.

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.

Spring Sock Review

Springtime is upon us, with a fresh crop of sock options at your disposal. Here are some noteworthy items we’ve been testing this spring. Can we interest you in some alpaca wool?

2020 Canceled Events

Due to COVID-19, there are a number of ultra events that are being canceled. We are updating this spreadsheet as we hear about cancellations or postponements.

Horton’s Last Holiday Lake 50K

When I started this race in 1995, I had no idea how long I would direct it. I think 25 years is enough. In 2021, Jamie and Brenton Swyers will take over as race directors of Holiday Lake 50K.

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