Daily News, Wed, Aug 21

Another sobering and honest take on the modern ultra landscape. Yes, yes, and yes.

We’ve got a local Hilloween contest that I’m psyched for. How much vert can you tackle in ten hours? We’ll see!

Today’s list: Ten essential foods for endurance athletes.

Check out this 50 in Michigan next month.  If you finish between sunrise and sunset you win a hand carved walking stick, and trophies are carved by a chainsaw artist.  Looks like my type of trails, too. Not too technical, but groomed and beautiful.

MS_Walk_2007_Conga_line…or there’s also this new 50 that runs around Whistler, BC on some killer trails.  But whoa, there’ll be 1300 people on the single track? Conga line!

…and in other Canada news–with absolutely NUC (No Ultra Content) whatsoever, there’s this.

CrossFit study: It works wonders, if you can survive.

Fantastic and touching piece: “Daddy, why do you have to run so much?”

Runners and equestrians are working together to have MTBs and motorcycles banned from the Western States course.  The enemy of your enemy is your friend, right?

The latest ha-ha.  Go to this site and type in www.ultrarunnerpodcast.com (or any other site) to have it gangsta-fied.  Very funny, but some possible foul language.

How to clean your trail shoes…with Dom Grossman.

Here’s a profile of Dakota Jones in Competitor magazine.

Are women better at ultras? Here’s some data.

And thanks for your emails everyone. Yes, I know there’s another site that’s started a “Daily News” page, and no, I’m not going to freak out about it.


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