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UltraRunning April 2019

  • Fat Adaptation, Strategic Carbs and Ketones
  • HURT 100
  • Be a Smart Runner
  • Overcoming Nutrition Challenges
  • The Role of Protein During Exercise
  • Long Haul 100
  • Mountain Mist
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Altra Wasatch Jacket

Altra’s entry in the waterproof/breathable jacket category, the Wasatch is a lightweight shell that combines soft interior lining with a strong weatherproof exterior and mild stretch capacity for full range of motion.

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Hixon 50K: In the Heart of the Forest

With its third running in 2017, Hixon 50K is a relatively new event set in a region that’s made for trail running. The dense forests and craggy limestone rock faces that make up the unglaciated terrain of western Wisconsin’s Coulee Region beg for a foot race.

Commentary
Going Too Long: My First 100-Miler

The idea of running non-stop for 100 miles would cause most folks to contemplate a rather long list of difficulties they might encounter. Instead, a clear narrative unfolds in my head of happily gliding through the woods basked in sunlight, merrily bantering with fellow runners while singing birds guide us along. What could possibly go wrong?

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Success at My Third Habanero Hundred

Two months before my third Habanero 100 attempt, I started waking up at 3:30 a.m. to run 10 miles to work. It was quite the sacrifice but it helped my mental stamina for doing something that isn’t fun or easy.

Stepping Up To Ultra

My seatmate asked what was bringing me to Chicago. “I’m going to run the marathon,” I informed him. “Wow,” he…

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