- Mastering the Multi-Day Race
- Desert Solstice
- Simple Tools for Training
- Mines of Spain
- 10 Stages of Running an Ultra
- Falling Back in Love with Ultrarunning
When I crossed the finish line of the Silverton Double Dirty 30 55K in September, friend and race director Megan Finnesy hugged me and said, “You’ve redefined what’s possible.”
The old Mark Twain saying, “If you don’t like the weather… just wait a few minutes,” is often bandied about in spring and fall. But a particular October cold front that draped across the Great Plains the day of the running of Heartland 100 in Cassoday, Kansas took that saying to the extreme.
We have scoreboards in our minds that have our mileage or time goals posted prominently on them. We frequently determine victory or defeat, success or failure, solely on whether our final result meets or exceeds the goals that we posted on our scoreboards prior to the race. The scoreboard though, is not a true or definitive indicator of how well or how poorly a team (or ultrarunner) played (ran) in any given game (race).
With his 28-hour finish at last year’s Leadville 100, Bill Finkbeiner has now completed the race 30 consecutive years, beginning in 1984. We were lucky enough to corral this 100-mile legend and ask him a few questions, and he shares insights that all active and aspiring 100-milers can learn from.
Joe Uhan sat down with grand slammers Ian Sharman and Nick Clark to discuss their goals going into 2013, the competition between each other and how they feel the sport is growing.
For those of you who are totally lean, terrific fat burners and never have any GI issues, stop reading this article. But for those of you who want to become, in the words of former fitness expert Covert Bailey, a “better-butter-burner,” read on.
Zach Bitter’s 100 Mile American Record of 11:47:21 is the Outstanding Male Performance of the Year. Bitter’s record – which…
Rob Krar Rob Krar is the Male Ultra Runner of the Year. Krar won four major races during the year,…