Perhaps my fondest memory of the Mauna to Mauna Ultra was the experience of the oxymoronic “friendly competition” in the best, truest sense.
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From packs to headlamps to books for runners, I’m getting on the gift guide bandwagon to spotlight some products I discovered and genuinely like.
Over these past four weeks, I kept asking myself how the heck could I find time and energy to train at a peak level and get ready to run across the back country between Arizona and Utah. Then my mind sharpened its focus on the task of getting every detail of food and gear figured […]
An annotated itemized list of all the things I’ll bring along for the seven-day 2012 Grand to Grand Ultra.
I’m getting serious about this training. With only about 37 days left, I’d better if I’m going to do it. I still say “if.” My hesitancy stems from three things: fear, guilt and injury.
What happened to my running and state of mind the past two months? In this post, I take a deep breath and reflect. Also included: “Training for a Self-Supported Stage Race,” a reprint of a recent article on preparing for the Grand to Grand Ultra.
This guest post by Karen Schwartz of Sage to Summit is useful for anyone planning a challenging mountain run or hike. Here’s what you need to do and take with you before heading out all day or many days in the wilderness. Plus, recommendations of trails to run in the Eastern Sierra.
Seven days, 160 miles, Arizona to Utah, carrying my food and gear. Can I do it? I don’t know, but I do know I can’t pass up the opportunity to attempt and report on this amazing inaugural event.
I’m writing about goals and grit rather than “new year’s resolutions” because that phrase seems so prone to failure. Goals take grit, which might be defined as perseverance combined with passion. Also, I want others to go public with their goals here. How about we make a virtual pact to go for it?