Ultramarathon Daily News | Tue, Aug 22

Excellent: Three things that separate failure from success in ultramarathon distance events.

Joe Grant’s ode to high speed, high alpine running in Colorado.

I’m sure there’s some interesting info in this article about former Olympians’ fitness, but the ad wall that protects RW is insane. I’ve disabled my adblocker, whitelisted it, etc., but it still won’t show me the full post.

Yet a non-randomised, uncontrolled trial of one – me – found that daily training for an ultramarathon made it challenging just to raise a smile, never mind anything else…

Sex and the endurance runner. Does training affect your libido, or importantly, your partners’ mood to engage in said act?

Trail shoes designed by Pharrell? They actually look pretty cool, and I love the lacing system.

Help? I’m writing a piece on cannabis use in outdoor endurance sports and am looking for background from elite/influential members of our sport. Not looking to engage in legal/doping issues, but rather how it effects (positively or negatively) your running. Do you use it? Are you strictly opposed to it? If you wouldn’t mind emailing me here, I’d appreciate it. Any communication would be strictly confidential and off the record. Thanks.

This author dislocated his shoulder patting himself on the back, so proud of the wittiness of his article title.

Outside Magazine just dropped their video from the Broken Arrow Skyrace. This will continue to be a huge race for mountain runners and I’m stoked to be there again next year.

I was actually relieved to not record the data, because I wanted to stay firmly rooted in the present. I wanted to look at my watch, say “it’s 2:30 pm and I am deep in the Pennsylvania woods somewhere between miles 33 and 35 and I don’t give a crap because this is fun.”

Jimmy’s report from the Eastern States 100.

Who’ll be the first elite ultramarathon runner to start marketing their gut bacteria? I believe AJW has left samples on most major trails in the US.

Mario’s Morning Shakeout is ready for your perusal. Iron Mike is so far out on one end of the recovery/fitness bell curve that it boggles the mind. Also, Leadville, Russian doping, and more.

Beer news: Met a guy last night who told me the two best lagers he’s ever had (including those in Germany) were both in Tasmania. Any Aussies (or anyone who’s been there) care to comment?

You're awfully quiet back there. Anything to say?