Ultramarathon Daily News | Wed, Feb 13

 “Look, sort your sh*t out. In Ultras you go through highs and lows. This is a low. Get out of it.”

Great essay by Ryan Sandes about the emotional struggles he faced before and during Tarawera.

Not sure this is a function of Hong Kong’s bureaucracy, the fast growth of competitive trail running in the world, or more likely, a combination of both, but HK is having some issues fielding a team for the Trail World Championships. Good reporting and analysis.

It’s nice to see a road marathon with a decent beer sponsor. Austin Marathon Partners with Oskar Blues for the Third Year.

ROOTED. Probably the best film about a race and its history that’s out there.

The guy who invented the GPS says his invention has made us unable to read maps. If you’re headed out on a big adventure, bring a map and a compass and know how to use both. I’ve been out with so many people who carry a compass but have no clue what to do with it.

Some little Spanish guy got bored and skied 14 miles up hill.

The non-alcoholic beer selection in Finland. WOW!
Pic from Jilles Eissen from the NA Beer Afficiandos Facebook group.

Centurion Running in the UK is putting on a proper track 100 miler that focuses on elite runners breaking records. Super stoked to see who shows up and races hard. Is betting allowed in the UK?

In a bold attempt to validate multiple stereotypes consecutively, this Colombian ex pro cyclist busted for transporting cocaine in his seat tube.

This is why we have the internet. Looking for your 2020 WSER qualifier? Check out this interactive map/spreadsheet compiled by Brinnae Bent.

After a legal complaint from a proven cheater, Marathon Investigations was down for a day. Good news….site’s back online.

Emily Harrison and Courtney Dauwalter both have birthdays today. Happy Birthday ladies!

AJW’s ode to John Morelock. I agree, his wisdom and powerful words are needed now.

This week in Science: Sports drinks do help, but their effectiveness is largely based on what you ate for breakfast.

Bronco Billy is 4 years my senior, and he gives me hope and inspiration to run better in my late 40s. Here’s his strength/fitness routine he uses that keeps him on the podium.

David Roche recommends not focusing on what the scale says. Personally, I’ve got a weight target that I race best at and it’s my goal this year to come close it. Some people have unhealthy responses to weight, but most don’t, right?

Industry: Reebok Russia goes with the eyebrow-raising “sit on men’s faces” campaign, gets the clicks and the eyes, then fires the ad guy. Probably a bad idea in the first place.

Fifty one destinations to run and drink beer. What/where’d they miss?

I’m organizing a fatass in Southern California and Sunny asked what the race with the funny name was all about. I gave her the green light to say “fatass” and she’s said it 20 times this morning. Thinks she’s being suuuper naughty.

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