Ultramarathon Daily News | Wed, Oct 11

Seven laws runners often break. Trail and ultramarathon runners roll their eyes and ponder the question: If a person pees in the forest and no one is around, did they really pee in the forest?

There’s a lot of hype around REI’s new used gear website. There are some good deals, but most of their used gear is now the same price as new stuff elsewhere.

And here’s your butt muscle workout for Wednesday: Watch this guy free solo a 100m slackline and try not to clinch.

Important: How to talk to a runner friend about eating disorders.

Check out Ben’s latest review of the DryGuy Force Dry Air shoe dryer. 

Eight reasons Africans are better runners. Seems the authors are uneasy with the altitude issue, and they don’t fully address the physiological or cultural benefits of the region.

Northern California fires: Good news and bad news. Be safe out there everyone. 

Seven laws runners often break. Trail runners roll their eyes and ponder the question: If a person pees in the forest and no one is around, did they really pee in public?

Excellent: Read how Clare Gallagher noodles through big life decisions.  Do you use pro/con lists with success?

Q&A with an award winning race director from the UK.

Tech help: I’m looking to get a watch or handheld GPS that will help mark specific points and routes on hikes/runs that can easily transfer gpx files. Doesn’t need to have run/pace functionality (it’d be nice though), but more for plotting. Can anyone help with brands or models? Obviously, I’m a newb to this type of stuff. Will a basic Garmin do this? Thanks!

YiOu Wang Ultramarathon

–I’m following along as YiOu and Sean make their way around the world, running with all sorts of interesting people.

Sad: Alpinist dies in Avalanche in Montana and boyfriend takes his life the next day.

Note: No, you haven’t missed anything. I haven’t recorded a new podcast in 2+ weeks. I’m taking a short break and will resume full recording next week with some great new guests. Tough mental break after Vermont and though I’m running well, I needed to take some pressure off. Thanks for understanding.

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