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UltraRunning November 2017

  • Ultra Couples by Amy Rusiecki
  • Headlamps Review by Donald Buraglio
  • The Power of the Pack by Ellie Greenwood
  • Bigfoot 200 by Van Phan
  • Tony Rossmann Battles Back by John Trent
  • It Goes with the Territory by Errol Jones

Overtraining Syndrome: Digging Deep
My first experience with significant overtraining from running occurred during my two years of collegiate running for CU-Boulder. I was a decent, All-State high school runner in Colorado’s second largest school class, but my talent and experience were years behind many of my teammates like Dathan Ritzenhein, Jorge and Eduardo Torres, and Steve Slattery. Totally pumped by the simple fact that I had made the team in the annual tryout for a few walk-ons, I dove enthusiastically into my training.
Create Your Own Adventure
Most ultrarunners are fueled by a desire to push their limits and explore the boundaries of what is possible. They are drawn to training for and completing ultras because they want to challenge themselves and achieve big goals. The process of committing, training and executing on race day consumes, and ultimately defines, the ultrarunner’s life. The experience and satisfaction of knowing you put everything on the line in an epic test, is what endures.
One Day report
by Dylan Armajani For 24 Hours starting November 8th NJ Trail Series moved onto the pavement of the Sussex County…
No matter what mileage you run per week or how many races you have in a year, it’s helpful to have an off-season, and this is the time of year to consider how to get the most from this phase of training. This article lists some of the advantages of down-time, plus tips for getting the most from it.
On Giving Thanks
The world is roiling. Whether it’s conflict and atrocities in the war-torn areas of the Middle East, struggles for control…
Wanting In!
With the ever-increasing interest in the sport of ultrarunning has come an explosion of prospective entrants for certain races. This popularity has race directors resorting to lotteries, wait lists and other measures, in some cases just short of asking entrants for their firstborn for entry into their events.
69 Miles/Two Days Across The British Countryside
The idea of doing this iconic event sprang up a few weeks after the Trans Rockies multi-day run in 2013 – after the brain had suppressed the pain of that undertaking. But then a fi ve-day stay in the ICU at Johns Hopkins hospital after a “cardiac event” in December put a lot more than just completing this event into question for me.
UltraRunning Finishes by Gender
Race results are obtained from numerous sources, and should be accurate and complete, but inevitably there may be errors. In such cases please let us know. We obtained results from our archive of old ultrarunning magazines dating back to 1981.
Heart Of A Champion
From the greenest novice, to the most seasoned veteran, as ultrarunners, each of us has an ambition of reaching our…
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