Ultramarathon Daily News for Wed Apr 19

Koop’s hierarchy of ultramarathon training needs, from total volume to taper.

Sabrina Little/IRF: The ethics of running contracts. Excellent essay that allows us to peak behind the curtain a little bit while we consider ethical questions about the transaction.

Hell yes: Born2Adapt is a new MUT race (run in conjunction with Born to Run) specifically for runners with physical disabilities.

Hollie reviews a running shoe with a negative drop. 

This is basically urban trail running in Barcelona, right?

Scottish doctor attempt to identify as a Vauxhall at an ultramarathon, comes in third and gets caught.

Here’s a list of the “ten healthiest sports drinks”, whatever that means. Speaking of nutrition though…

Sports bras don’t suck as much as they used to.  

I’ve spoken to a number of pro runners–including Kenyans–who insist Kipchoge is somewhere between 46-48 years old, not the 38 that’s widely reported. Apparently he went to school with Lagat and lied about his age so he could run? I’d love to see someone really dig into this because the thought of him being my age boggles my mind.

Nearly every injury I’ve sustained–both on and off the trails–has affected my calves and Achilles. Here, an ultrarunning PT writes about how to prevent and manage these.

Update: Mama bear that disemboweled trail runner in the Italian Dolomites is set to be euthanized.

Canyons is this weekend and this is the first year I won’t be announcing the race. Instead, Sunny and I will be volunteering at the Northern California Special Olympics Track and Field meet in Rancho Cordova. If you’re there let’s meet up!


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