Ultramarathon Daily News for Monday, Feb 6

Trail and Ultramarathon Daily News: Monday, February 6

Justin/IRF’s week of ultramarathon and trail results from around the world. He mentions Emily Harrison’s win at SOB that earned her a Golden Ticket.  We’re interviewing her today.

Read this: Breaking up with running: A reflection.

Jean Pommier is 52 and just finished his 60th 50k this weekend (ahem, breaking 3:20 by the way) on a flat and fast course not far from my house.  Here’s his report. 

My daughter Sunny on first day of track season. Don’t you have that much fun on the track???

Mike Wardian runs for (among a myriad other) #HeForShe and he’s hoping to get guys in all 50 states to sign the pledge. More info here.

Six pieced of gear pro athletes always travel with. What does Jenn Shelton always have with her? Nope. Nope. Wrong. No.  Nope. Nope. No. Guess again…No….

I’ve got to get this book: A look at super masters track athletes.

–>It turns out that Uncle Larry has an opinion about buckles at sub-100M races: Awards creep. I agree.

I’m on instagram finally! No promises, and I’m still learning the ropes, but I hope to move more content to that platform instead of Facebook.

I’m not much of a football fan, but did watch the Super Bowl yesterday, right past the Half Time Show, then turned it off in the third quarter. D’oh!  If you–like me–wonder what all the referee hand signals mean, this is a fun guide that’s guaranteed to make the game more interesting.

Interested in the doping debate? Read this post by top Ironman competitor about her recent suspension.  Do you believe her story? Should she be banned for life?

Big week in URP-topia.  I’ve got one great shoe review to release from Ben Z., some research to discuss, and three interviews to release.  In addition to those three, I’ll be releasing my Patron-exclusive ($12/month) interview with Zach Miller where we talk about how he felt about Jim’s DNS at TNF, what it’s like running with the Amish, his travel schedule, and how he trains up at Barr Camp.  Stay tooooned.

I was very sad to read about the passing of John Morelock.  I’ve been reading John’s writings and his excellent book for years and though only have met him once, really considered him a perfect example of the friendliness, humbleness, and kindness of our sport.  Trail and ultramarathon running spoke through him in a way that transcends training, competition, and personality.  He will be missed. Run gently out there, John.

If you’re looking for an old school, really tough trail ultramarathon Down Under, put this on your calendar for 2017.

Eleven key findings from one of the most comprehensive studies on cannabis ever conducted.

I had a pretty good Pilsner from Breakside Brewery (Portland, OR) last night. What are there other brews like? 

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