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When Darkness Falls
With daylight savings time rapidly approaching, it’s not uncommon for thoughts about running to turn dark. And there’s no doubt that it takes some adjustment to running at night and in the early morning hours, especially on the trails. I got to experience my first “overnight ultra” while pacing at Western States 100 this year, and even though I’ve trained in the dark in the past, there were a few things I learned.
Fat Dog 120
I had just made the first hard cutoff at Fat Dog 120 with barely 30 minutes to spare. I had been extremely conservative all day…sticking to the Day 1 plan. If I were going to make it on Day 2, Day 1 would have to be flawless. It was anything but flawless. In a perfect world I would have a cushion of at least five hours at the finish. Thus began the mad chase to dodge the cutoffs for next 83 miles, on razor thin margins.
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,
Mike Polansky on the recent ban announced at Death Valley National Park
Mike Polansky, President of the Greater Long Island Running Club on the recent announcement by Death Valley National Park banning all athletic events.
Scallon and Sharman named #5 UltraRunners of the Year
Cassie Scallon Cassie Scallon holds down the number 5 spot. Scallon, a nurse from Boulder, Colorado, set course records at…
Bitter and Gardner named #6 UltraRunners of the Year
Zach Bitter Zach Bitter of Marinette, Wisconsin checks in at number 6. Bitter, a middle school teacher, ran the fastest…
Harrison and Clark named #7 UltraRunners of the Year
Emily Harrison JFK 50 Mile winner Emily Harrison is number 7 in the women’s top 10. Harrison, a running coach…
Fejes and Lickteig named #8 UltraRunners of the Year
Joe Fejes Multi-day specialist Joe Fejes checks in at number eight. Fejes, an attorney from Hoschton, Georgia, started the year…
Kimball and Rusiecki named #9 UltraRunners of the Year
Nikki Kimball Nikki Kimball of Bozeman, Montana checks in at number nine. Kimball, a physical therapist, is a three-time Ultra Runner…
Morton and Sproston named #10 UltraRunners of the Year
We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2013. Mike Morton Mike Morton, who won the Ultra Runner…
Pick Your Battles: How to Design Your 2014 Racing Schedule
2014 is almost here. It’s the time of year to reflect back on the past one and look forward to next. And it’s time to do it quickly.
Running In, And For, Patagonia
by Nick Barraza This year’s Patagonian International Ultra-Marathon was nothing short of magical. Combining the natural elegance and wonder of Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia with eco-conservation initiatives in the area, the event attracted over 740 runners
How To Train For And Recover From Races In Quick Succession
Ian lays out tactics for optimizing your performance for racing multiple ultras with less than a month between.
Nutrition and Your Mental Edge – Fueling Your Attitude
Food for Thought – Ultrarunning requires some mental stamina and the question, “Can we feed the mind with any special nutrition?”…
Interview with 2013 Western States Champion Pam Smith
UltraRunning Interview: 2013 Western States Champion Pam Smith Western States Champion Pam Smith had a race for the ages on…