Ultrarunning Magazine: Jeff Stern digs into ultramarathon stats to show us who’s running the races and for how long. Very interesting.
Run Spirited: Henry chats with Sean O’Brien podium champ Sarah McMahon about how she overcame disordered eating to find success and happiness on the trails.
If you know what Buc-ees’ Beaver Nuggets are, this article about beer will make sense. Bad idea? Good idea?
I was an early adopter of the Simple Hydration back in the day and still use mine. Now they’re launching a campaign to manufacture a larger version and I’m on board.
I knew that, regardless of the outcome, I could not give up. I would hate myself if I did. I needed to give it my all. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” There was another person that was in my heart while I ran, who gave me strength and pushed me to the finish: my friend Ruth Kohstall. Ruth is a 66 years young ultrarunner and triathlete from my area. She attempted HURT five times and got as many as four loops, but never a finish. Before I left Ohio, she told me I had to get to that finish line. I dug even deeper for her. It literally took every ounce of my being to keep going.
–What happens when a mid packer from the midwest (midwestpacker?) takes on HURT? Good rad from TrailSisters.
Head on over to Twitter if you want to watch two running coaches argue about biochemistry.
Speaking of Sage, here’s his vlog from his run at Tarawera. Looks beautiful.
Steeple for the People. If you’re in New York in mid May, you’d be crazy to not show up to an all-comers Steeplechase meet/festival for everyone from beginners to pros of all ages. So cool!
The guys from Wy’East are putting on a cool looking trail/outdoor camp for 8-12 year olds. Very cool, just wish it was overnight so I could send my kids!
SCMP: Mark Agnew writes about ultramarathons versus marathons in terms of “what’s harder” and determines that any race is only as hard as you make it. Yep.
Neel takes us on a video tour of the Garhwal Runs, a 74k ultra in India that’s organized by the same masochists that organize La Ultra.