Ultramarathon Daily News, Mon, June 1

Great discussion about runner/RD responsibilities at a trail race: Who’s ultimately responsible when a runner gets lost and what can be done to prevent that?  My thoughts: Nothing can be done to prevent no one from getting lost.

And here’s a great video from TNF Australia. Looks like my type of course!

This woman finished a marathon yesterday. What’s your excuse for not running again?

“The atoms did not travel from A to B. It was only when they were measured at the end of the journey that their wave-like or particle-like behavior was brought into existence,” he said.  I’m pretty sure this somehow confirms the internet meme that “if it’s not on Strava, your run never happened.”

Kaci’s Silver State 50 race report. Great job Kaci! Emily Richards went on to win that race….you can find her transcribed interview with us here.

Fellow podcaster Sid recounts the lessons he learned during his first fifty miler.

Shoe stats from the Boston Marathon.  Without looking, put them in order: NB, Asics, Hoka, Adidas, Nike, Mizuno, Brooks, Saucony.

The Angry Jogger’s analysis of different types of runners and their relationship with booze.

There was a little race called Comrades this past weekend in RSA. Full results here. Max had a tough day (it’s relative, folks) with a 50th place finish. Here’s his Strava. Sage finished 15th,   Ellie did great too–though not as strong as last year’s incredible finish.  The LetsRun geniuses discuss the times until Sage pipes up and sets them straight.

The other big race this weekend was the IAU Trail World Champs in Annecy, France. I haven’t had a chance to go over all the results yet, but here’s IRF’s recap of the event.

Meanwhile, the USATF Trail Championships took place at Cayuga Trails 50 in NY. USL covered the race live, and here are their results. Not sure if they’re official or not.

If I’m ever in a fartlek round of questions and someone asks “where’s the most luscious, beautiful canyon trail you’ve ever run?” I found my answer this weekend.

Fern Canyon Trail in Van Damme State Park, Mendocino Coast, CA
Fern Canyon Trail in Van Damme State Park, Mendocino Coast, CA

Last week I posted this new podcast with Rachel Bell Kelley from North Carolina. Sarah and I had a great time chatting with her, talking about trails in her area, dogs, her intro to ultramarathons, frizzy hair, you know…

Slushies vs frozen underwear for hot weather workouts. What works for you?

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