GearJunkie: Backcountry fires law firm, drops all lawsuits, and starts rebuilding relationships after the copyright fiasco. Fantastic news! Nice work, everyone!
TrailRunner Mag/Roche: Get your sex life back in order and take a rest day from training.
Gear: Daniel Rowland digs into more trekking/running pole advice. Combined with Koop’s posts on how and why to use them, you should have all your questions answered.
Trailrunner Mag: Black and whites from Larry Gassan’s exhibits. I really like Cat Bradley’s WS shot and some of those from Deadman’s Bench at AC100.
When asked how she kept her focus throughout her training and during the race, Maggie said, “I knew I could win. I kept this in mind in training until I was totally consumed by it. I knew it was truth. That truth never wavered and I kept that single minded focus the entire race.”
Anxious to see how this turns out. Obstacle Racing Media‘s Matt B. Davis (URP interviews here and here) posted information about a mud, bubble, and light “experience” race company that turned out to not be 100% accurate, and now that company is suing him for half a million bucks. Any lawyers want to weigh in?
Ultrarunning History: Some incredible stories of ultramarathon-level hikes and marches from WW2. I’m loving Davy’s writing and story telling and hope he keeps it up.
Mario’s Morning Shakeout from this week.
The entrants list for Western States 2020 is coming together nicely. You in?