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UltraRunning July 2017

  • Shaking It Out With Topher Gaylord by Mario Fraioli
  • Barkley Marathons by “Laz” Cantrell, RD
  • From Desperation to Salvation by Robert Plagmann
  • Hill Training for Flatlanders by Travis Macy
  • How to Run in an Inferno by Dean Karnazes
  • The Joy of the Ultra Community by Ellie Greenwood
  • Weight and Resistance Training by Ann Trason

UltrAspire Formula 250
A small collapsible hybrid container with a high-flow valve opening that can be used for fluids, gels, and thicker content like applesauce or nut butters. The container has a capacity of 250ml and fits easily into a bottle holder when full, and into a small pocket when empty. The Formula 250 allows for transport of personalized nutrition needs on the go,
Pumpkin Holler Hunnered Race Report
Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd started with a hectic week – teaching, meetings, then a rush to the airport, delayed flights, and landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 1:00 a.m. on Friday, checking into an airport hotel, desperate for a few hours of rest before the endeavor ahead. The story is not new; rather, it’s a depiction of the typical pre-race scenario of the last few years of my life.
The Art of Running Films
It was over year and a half ago when I volunteered as a broadcast crew member for Ultra Sports Live ( during the Gorge Waterfalls 100K and witnessed someone with a GoPro camera flying up and down the trail, filming the lead runners from behind. He wasn’t dressed in running gear and he certainly wasn’t racing, but there was no mistaking him – he was a ginger.
Ask Ann: Beer as an anti-inflammatory?
I need an expert opinion on this running/beer question. I’ve heard that beer acts as an anti-inflammatory. Have you ever had a “cold one” after a hard run? Do you think it aids in your recovery?
Hydration Gear Review – Part 1: Handheld And Waist-Mounted Systems
Over the past several years, innovations in hydration science have evolved at a somewhat steady rate; it seems like every summer there are advanced formulations, newly discovered ingredients, or enhanced electrolyte blends that promise to improve our performance. For the containers that hold those drinks, however, it was a different story.
Run The Rann 101KM – Dholviria, India
Traveling overseas as an “elite athlete” comes with romantic aire of catered this, escorted that. A plane ticket arrives in your email inbox with an itinerary you may have had some input on. This particular trip, I was thankful to see the direct flights, minimal connections each way and with a carrier I fly frequently.
Race Preview Miwok 100K
The Miwok 100K is a longstanding ultrarunning classic for good reason. It draws a big field (450 entrants) and it’s competitive (past winners include Scott Jurek, Nikki Kimball, Hal Koerner, Anton Kupicka, Dave Mackey, Kami Semick, and Ann Trason). It’s also challenging with 12,000 feet of elevation change packed into its 61 miles and unpredictable weather.
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