ORM: Spartan buys up popular MTB event in Costa Rica. Is this a harbinger of things to come for the ultra trail world?
Happy Wear Your Buckle To Work Day! A recent study showed that posting to social media with #wearyourbuckletowork increased your odds by 40 percent. Get on it and good luck this weekend!
TrailSisters: Seven reasons why working with coaches isn’t just for elites. Always glad to look at the results from the WSER questionnaire…about 1/4 of those finishing sub 24 had a coach, while nearly 50% of DNF runners did. Not sure what that data means but open to discussion.
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USATF Drama: Arbitrators reinstate Vin Lananna as USATF Prez after he was booted out a few years ago. I haven’t followed this closely enough to have strong opinions, but am anxious to read Mario’s analysis next week.
Forbes: People are still losing their minds over the Peloton ad. This post in Forbes does a good job of showing a–at least in my opinion–more reasonable breakdown of the messaging that considers mental health and other reasons we should stop projecting our our insecurities onto a dang commercial.
No ultra content whatsoever, but instead a guide to self-discipline for freelancers and creators.
Short news day…what’d I miss? Have a great weekend everyone. Run well and good luck in the lotteries!