Crew and aid ideas for your next hundred miler. I have a RIGID drill bag and a bunch of junk in it, but I’ll obsess over that junk for a week.
Great video of Tor des Geants. This bucket list of mine is getting really hard to manage.
The terrifying hell a marathon inflicts on the human body.
Nana has the right attitude.
Exercise Behavior of Ultramarathon Runners. If you’re into reading scientific studies, this is for you. Written by Marty Hoffman, who handles all the medical testing for Western States.
Kilian’s Mt Blanc report. Short, and in English.
Ultramarathons, though, are still considered by many Chinese to be the province of the unhealthily obsessed or mentally unstable.
The ultra trend isn’t exactly catching on in China.
AJW’s thoughts on the new qualifying standards.
…and here’s Elevation Trail’s podcast analyzing the Hardrock decision.
Trail of the Month in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ah, OK, I see, so now fat and lazy kids who don’t exercise have a disorder.
- Mountain Masochist Trail Run in Lynchburg Virginia. Billed as the “31th annual” but I’m having a hard time pronouncing that.
- Folsom Lake Trail Run in Folsom, CA. Scotty’s running it.
- Stone Cat 50M in Ipswich, MA. Looks like a low key event run by a bunch of beer drinkers.
- My favorite trail marathon: Lithia Loop in Ashland, OR. Can’t make it this year, unfortunately. RD’d by Hal with a fun and challenging course.
- Chicago Lakefront. Ouch…four out and back segments for the 50 miler. Belt buckles awarded to 50M finishers.
- Coyote Springs trail runs in Nevada…about 50 miles north of Las Vegas.
- Pinhoti 100 in Alabama.
- Nashville Ultramarathon in…wait for it…Nashville.
- Ozark Trail 100. A point to point 100 across Missouri. Sounds like a great event.
- Carkeek 12 hour in Seattle, WA. 12 hours for $40? Nice!
And hey, Bay Area runners…I’m running Angel Island with a small group of people tomorrow morning. Catching the 10am ferry from Tiburon and running for a few hours on the Island. If interested, shoot me a message.