Gotta find the time to watch this! Courtney Dauwalter and Francois D’Haene discuss beer, wine, and training for the Hardrock/UTMB double. (New 50 min film from Salomon.)
Sarah ran the inaugural Kessel Ultra in Colorado, hit her goal, then volunteered at the finish line. Sounds like a neat race and a fulfilling day.
More from Sarah right here where she interviewed Anna Frost about her transition from the podium to parenting.
Outside/Huber: Should road races separate the elites from the masses? How about ultramarathons? (Yes, some already do.) Personally, I prefer everyone starts at the same time, as there are few things more gratifying than seeing a “nobody” have a stellar day and mix it up with the elites up front.
iRunFar: Another excellent piece by Sabrina Little, this time on the virtues of accountability, specifically between a coach and athlete.
Listen to the Science of Sport podcast host Ross Tucker explain how the new IOC guidelines on transgender athletes are “a politically influenced, cowardly unscientific document”.
Damn, Bowerman TC smoked the competition at the Michigan Ekiden. Alright, how do we use this format on some sub-ultra trail races???
SCMP: Paul Fournier used to be a competitive kayaker in France, now he’s an elite trail runner in Hong Kong. Read about how he burned out from time on the water and transitioned to the trails.
I mean, yeah, I guess running 26.2 on a treadmill every day counts as a marathon distance, but wouldn’t the people running Sri Chimnoy be more eligible?
Ultrarunning Mag: What’s up in ultra this weekend? JFK, Nine Trails, and more!
Personal note: I’m hoping to get back to recording soon! For the first time in over a decade I’ve got a job with a schedule and it’s taking some time to get used to…I’m working as a 1st and 2nd grade PE teacher (loving it!) and finding time to record and manage URP full time is tough. Bear with me? Thanks.