iRunFar: Another excellent essay by Sabrina Little, this about the the freedoms, “free of’s” and “free froms” when we race.
I understand why Buzz and Peter did it, but I can’t see how anyone would see the sale of fastestknowntime to Outside as a good thing. If you think there’ll be a net improvement, please let me know in the comments. Maybe I’m missing something.
Trailrunner Mag: The 25 best Rails to Trails in the US.
I believe most ultrarunners will improve and grow in their race performance and in their relationship to running via paying attention to the mindset and attitude they bring to the pursuit.
Ultrarunning Mag/Anton Krupicka: Main tenets of the ultra mindset.
I know it’s not an ultra and it’s indoors, but dang, this HS senior is going all in and “eating Newbury Park smoothies for breakfast.”
“The first 200 I wanted to get out, I wanted to drag these guys into deep waters. I wanted to make it hurt the whole time, make them question why they’re in this event. I went out there with bad intentions.” 👀
— Dave Devine (@PDX_devine) March 13, 2022
The Arms Race of the Feet: I don’t know if it’s the shoes or not, but dang, times are smoking fast this year.
Ultrarunning Mag/Stern: What’s up in ultramarathon and trail racing this weekend?
Really good–and short–post about a few methods of getting past the athletic blues/blahs/depression. I’m actually feeling pretty good athletically right now but will definitely use some of these ideas to improve myself.
Always a good thing to review, especially with people just starting out: Leave no Trace best practices.