Peak training involves increasing your training load and preparing very specifically for the conditions of your race. For multi-day, self-supported stage races, the preparation becomes more complex.
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The book explores the “why” as well as the “how” of becoming a trail runner and graduating to ultras. It goes beyond showing how to achieve better trail-running performance. The chapters also convey the culture and ethos of the sport, and spotlight many notable characters in it.
A guide to nifty things for trail runners that I truly recommend and discovered in the past year.
The pain numbed out. But suddenly something replaced the pain: a bright red, shiny wet spot seeping through my sock.
When Ultimate Direction came out with a new-and-improved version of the Ultra Vesta—and also launched a women’s version of the larger-capacity SJ Ultra Vest (which I use for longer, unsupported treks)—you bet I was excited to try them.
Every year I discover a few products for running and for the outdoors that I genuinely like, and this annual gift guide is my chance to recommend things to buy for yourself or for another runner/adventurer in your life. I hope you enjoy this eclectic list of stuff. For full disclosure, I admit I’m also doing this gift […]
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.
“Preparation is the key to success,” a coach I used to train with liked to say. This post covers the mental, logistical and physical preparation that gave me a fast and fun first 100-miler.
Want to know how to get or make full-cover gaiters for running through sand? This is how I did it for the upcoming Grand to Grand Ultra.
At a 50K race, which I used as a pack training run for the Grand to Grand Ultra, one runner wondered if I was a Marine and another asked, in all seriousness, if I eat dog food.