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UltraRunning February 2019

  • Inspiration Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
  • The Year in Review
  • Women Ultrarunners of the Year
  • Men Ultrarunners of the Year
  • Most Notable Fastest Known Times
  • Pete Kostelnick’s Ke2Key
  • Pushing for the Grand Canyon R2R2R FKT
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Exploring the Psychological Aspect of Ultrarunning

Five years ago, two important aspects of my life converged: my career path as a clinical psychologist, and my long-time passion for running. A year into graduate school, I faced the decision of choosing a topic for my dissertation. I opted for something I had long been curious about: the psychological side of ultrarunning; that “90% mental” behind the old adage.

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Kunkel, Howard, Win 50-Mile Titles at Tussey Mountainback

Deep in the central Pennsylvania forest, past mile 20 where the route scuffs 1,300 feet upward across 3+ miles, a hanging fog thrust into the canopies of turning leaves adding an air of mystery. But it was here that steady tracks would burn away any uncertainty about who would dominate the action in the quest for top honors in the USA 50-Mile Road Championships.

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Stacey Buckley: Balancing Life and Ultrarunning

Imagine a high school track star who dared not run distances longer than 800 meters, but would eventually grow up to find herself finishing (and winning) 50 and 100-milers. That’s exactly what Nebraskan Stacey Buckley is doing, and she’s just getting started.

Negotiating Rough Trails

Like anything, practice makes perfect, and perfecting your rough trail running skills will lead to better racing and might just save you an unpleasant trip to the hospital.

Ultrapacing For Rookies

The request of a new ultrarunner for a crew often falls on the innocently willing shoulders of friends or family who may have little experience in ultras. Sheryl offers some advice for new pacers.

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