Six Ways to Salvage a Bad Race

Kristina Pattison: Six Ways to Salvage a Bad Race

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 No matter where you are at in this sport, you have probably come a long way. Take pride in YOUR progress. This may mean making a screen on your garmin that tracks total gain for the day (hallelujah when that goes past 10.0k!) or maybe making note of the main climbs and giving yourself a hell-yea when you get to the top of one. Celebrate how far you have come already and you will see you don’t really have that far to go. You CAN do this!

Eric Blake, Team USA, World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Eric Blake, Team USA, World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Eric Blake was planning on running the Zermatt Marathon, representing Team USA in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships until injury forced him to call the race before it even started. He will be there this year to support his teammates and cheer on the rest of the runners. This interview was done before he had made the final decision to not race. 

Maria Dalzot Takes on International Competition

Maria Dalzot Takes on International Competition

Monday, June 15, 2015

An interview with Maria Dalzot regarding her upcoming race in Zermatt, Switzerland. She was accepted to Team USA for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Champuionships and will be running the Marathon Championships 

Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Monday, March 23, 2015

Some of the Mountain cup races, like 7 Sisters, are so gnarly technical that even when OCR events send you straight up the side of a mountain I’m ready.  Now when you’ve got to lug a sandbags half a mile on top of that mountain...that’s a different challenge.

How To Train For Your Next FKT

How To Train For Your Next FKT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

How do you train for a type of running that isn’t always running? Where does the mental fortitude come from to prepare to handle bushwacking for hours, wet feet, and tantalizing storm clouds while there’s still 15 more hours to go?

Pam Smith's Top 10 Essentials For 100 Milers

Pam Smith's Top 10 Essentials For 100 Milers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What does Pam Smith consider essential for a 100 miler?

Buddy Jones: New Season, Focused Schedule, New Goals

Buddy Jones: New Season, Focused Schedule, New Goals

Monday, March 4, 2013

I think the biggest factor to success in anything I have done in the past has been to set clear and concise goals for what I wanted to do. To merely have a training program or plan is simply not enough. You need to know where you want that training program to take you. This year I have done things a little differently in my goal setting and season preparation.

Nicola Gildersleeve: The Pressure Cooker

Nicola Gildersleeve: The Pressure Cooker

Monday, July 30, 2012

Try not to stress about who you are competing against. I’ll admit it, before any race, important or not, I always look at who is racing. Sometimes this fires me up and sometimes it flat out just makes me nervous and adds to the pressure I feel before an event. Imagine that you are going out to run with friends and how they will push you to run better instead of worrying that they are better or faster than you. 

Sean Blanton: Slowly Building

Sean Blanton: Slowly Building

Sunday, July 1, 2012

So many people run too far, too fast, too quick. This can lead to limited result, frustration and injury.  While I don't think there is a "magic" number to this, consider the following when trying to build endurance and fitness:

Jason Bryant - Training for the Mountain Cup

Jason Bryant - Training for the Mountain Cup

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Everyone has a different training philosophy which is actually as it should be.  We are all different in a variety of ways whether it be running style, durability, occupation, lifestyle, or personality.  You listen to what someone else does, then use what fits for you and trash the rest.  So take what you can from these training ideas, and forget the rest, especially if it helps you at your next race.

Derrick Spafford - Ultra Running Tips

Derrick Spafford - Ultra Running Tips

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

With the recent growth in popularity of ultra marathons, there is great information available about all aspects of our sport. As a running coach I have noticed a few areas that people tend to benefit most from having objective guidance. Here are some things that you might want to incorporate in your own training.

Jenny Capel - Lessons Learned

Jenny Capel - Lessons Learned

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

If you can imagine it, you can do it -- all obstacles can be conquered in time...

Adam Gifford - Ultras with your SO

Adam Gifford - Ultras with your SO

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tandem bicycles are known as “divorcycles” and tandem kayaks are known as “relationship accelerators”, but neither one of them come close to the experiences you will have while racing with your better half.

Mark Tanaka - Race Tips

Mark Tanaka - Race Tips

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Confession:  Though I've finished over 90 trail ultras in the past seven years, I continue to forget learned lessons, and find myself repeating the same mistakes.  Must have something to do with being middle-aged.  Some of these perhaps don't apply to everyone.  If nothing else, I figure I might finally master some of these tips if I see it in a slick, multicolor brochure!

AJW - Ultra Tips

AJW - Ultra Tips

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One of the major problems that confounds ultrarunners at all distances is the stomach. In my experience stomach problems are capricious and highly unpredictable. One race can go by with no problems at all while the next race things start going down early and the damage is done