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UltraRunning April 2018

  • Hydration Vest Reviews
  • Orcas Island 100
  • What Is the Beast Coast?
  • The Long Shadow of Depression
  • Frozen Gnome
  • Dave Mackey’s Long Journey Back
  • The Nutella Doctrine

Commentary
Struggle and Doubt
I stood at the finish line of my first half marathon, confused. I was surrounded by people who had somehow found a singular, defining experience that morning. Was this why people run? What had I done wrong that prevented me from reveling in a sense of accomplishment?
Featured
2016 Allegheny Front Trail Run
Mild temperatures and a gentle breeze in Central Pennsylvania’s Moshannon State Forest ushered in the daylight at Mid-State Regional Airport for the fifth annual Allegheny Front Trail Run.
Commentary
Longevity in the Sport
Let’s face it, ultrarunning is a really difficult activity. It requires a huge time and lifestyle commitment. But many people are attracted, like moths to flame, to the opportunity to do something epic. And often once they do a few ultras they realize there is a steep learning curve and they achieve faster, and faster, times. Soon, they are pulled into the drive to reach their highest potential by racing ultras – they are all-in.
Off-Season
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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