How to recover while you’re also trying to work, parent, eat, and deal with the rest of your life: The ultramarathon runners paradox.
Excellent discussion: When (if ever) is it appropriate to offer “advice” to your running partners?
Uncle Larry digs into the qualifications of AC100 entrants for 2018. They sure do seem light. Perhaps the problem is that some people wish to see AC as still “one of the originals” and a true mountain race, when it seems to be transitioning more to a first timers hundred.
And in case you missed it….We released this podcast last week with past AC winner and 2017 Kodiak 100 champ Ruperto Romero. He’s 53 and has a fantastic story and outlook to share. I urge you to listen to it.
Excellent analysis of Jim Walmsley’s run at UTMB.
I’ve griped enough about UTMB (course changes, Polettis, points, etc), but man o man, that live tracker they’ve got for the races is the best. Data, images, videos, GPS, all there, easy to read, and didn’t bonk on me once. Well done!
It’s still 90s-100s here in Northern California, so the debate connoted: Hats or visors? Can I add a third option? For those of us with cabezas grande, I custom make visors out of cool hats that wouldn’t fit me otherwise. I believe my wife calls them “your ugly and dirty white trash visor things.”
URP listener Brad ran 420 miles across Indiana. Full interview right here.
Meanwhile, listener Alex ran 820 miles across Germany. Great story! (and dang, what a bargain!)
Some of the unknown facts about trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Want to check out Ethan Newberry’s recent film about Gary Robbins’ time at Barkley this year? Film preview and tour schedule right over here.
Mario’s Morning Shakeout: Special emphasis on UTMB. What an incredible race! I’m hoping to have Tim on today to hear it from his perspective.
After a DNF at mile 60 at Western States Endurance Run in June, Eric toed the line at Leadville for some damn redemption. Here’s a POV video of him, his son, and some of the people he met along the way.
There’s CCC (Nice job Americans, BTW!), it’s sister race, the longer and much ballyhooed UTMB, then there’s their crazy uncle PTL. Beat ran it again this year and Jill was along for the ride. Here’s our interview with him from a few years ago.