Ultramarathon Daily News | Tue, June 20

How to successfully transition from road to trail running: A review of Sarah’s book The Trail Runner’s Companion.

Oof. This looks like a tough race in Poland. 24k’ over 100k where runners summit the mountain six times.

Nineteen year olds as sedentary as 60 year olds. Not good.

Jay Friedman’s picks (with explanations) for Western. What do you think?

One thing I’ve noticed from the entrants list is the lack of North Face athletes.  Paddy O’Leary is repping the entire male gender, while Clare Gallagher and Stephanie Violett are pulling the weight for the ladies. Where is everyone (or did I miss someone?)


Steph Violett reminded us yesterday to read the rulebook for Western States before lining up (or signing up.) No poles and no modified shoes allowed on the course. 

Funny cartoon (from Cartoon Network) that encompasses a lot of the writers feelings about getting into ultra/trailrunning, setting goals, and holding himself accountable

Steepest 400m race in the world returns to Park City this year. Who’d you put money on?

Gotta keep this short as I’ve got three interviews today: Jim Walmsley, Amy Sproston and Jackie Merritt. All will be released in next 48 hours. Stay tuned.  (And please forgive me if I don’t get to emails for a few days.)



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