Ultramarathon Daily News | Tue, July 18

Check out the entire Western States course on Google street view. Awesome.

And Vol State has a winner! The King Queen of the Road is Francesca Muccini who just finished in 4 days, 3 hours, 18 min, 5 sec.  Full results here. With Rory Bosio’s overall win at Tahoe Rim Trail 50 miler the this past weekend, that’s two pretty big races (in totally different sub disciplines) won overall by the ladies. (My apologies for not mentioning the men’s winners names.)

Pretty cool: An AirBNB model to help mtn bikers connect with other mtn bikers. Wish there was something like this for runners. 

If you’re really into diet and periodization, this post by Zach Bitter is for you. Incredible the amount of focus and control this takes.

Have you dreamt of heading to the Alps and staying in a mountain refuge? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re taking up a new cross-training regimen (spin class folks, listen up), be careful not to push yourself too hard. Rhabdo lurks.

Miss Manners addresses the “trail diva vs treadmill runner-shaming” conversation. 

Something I want to learn more about: Photography. Here’s a quick lesson on taking outdoor adventure shots in low light.

100 degrees in Sacramento again this week. Getting your body heat acclimatized and what it does to you.

So what exactly happened to Jim Walmsley at Western States?

Sixty year old race walker busted for PEDs. But it’s all about the money in the sport, right?

Snark: Ten tips for sounding smart on the trails.

Good shots from Hardrock, courtesy of Outside Magazine.

Cory’s crew report from pacing Ed Ettinghausen to his WR 142nd(!!!) 100 miler at Badwater.

Did you like our interview with Kyle Robidoux last week? I’m interviewing him today about how he did at his first 100 over the weekend.

The awesome benefits of jumping rope. I do it a few times per week when training.

Stay tuned for Ben’s latest review: The Salomon Sense Ride.  (Preview: He loves the hell out of it.)

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