Ultramarathon Daily News | Wed, Feb 21

Watch this: Excellent video that shows the little things that make Hardrock 100 special. I’ve never been, but after watching this, I think I’ve got a good understanding of the special atmostephere and would love to visit one day.

Another runner is probably losing some limbs due to frostbite at the Yukon Arctic Ultra.

New episode! I chat with Natalie Ghelfi about her training and execution of her first 100k. What advice did she glean from her pro runner husband Ryan, and what does she fear about racing? We discuss strollers, gear, my favorite trail marathon, and finish up with a few quick shoe reviews.

Uncle Larry has some advice for front runners: Be nice and don’t be d*cks.

Excellent: Why fatigue is your best feedback.

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Looking for a running bra with a bit of styling? Sarah checks out the Oiselle Ballard Bra right this way.

CIM earns gold level award of some sort for putting on a great race in December. The RD will have to share the prize with Mother Nature for the killer weather. Is there a non-profit that ranks MUT races? Should be.

Looking forward to some of these volcano trail runs this summer.

Gymnastics is embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal, and it seems USA swimming has its own problem. I’m hoping track and field is taking steps to ensure kids are protected while training and competing.

Am I just late to the game? First I’ve heard of racerunner. Have you used it?

Awesome: Seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Pro level: While blind.


I’ll take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the URP team, our new gear reviewer Sarah Bradham (bio below). Sarah will be focusing on what traditional has been an underserved market in the MUT world: Female-specific trail and ultrarunning gear. From shoes to packs to bras to outerwear, Sarah will be offering her knowledgeable and thorough opinions that will hopefully assist you when you’re looking to make a new purchase.  As always, we’d urge you to visit your local, independently-owned run specialty store for your purchased, but if that’s not an option, please consider using one of the Amazon affiliate links.  Thanks!

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Sarah’s bio:  I started my love of gear as a climber and as I turned my attention to running I shifted from carabiners, ice tools, and crampons to hydration packs, midsole foam types, compression clothing, and everything in between. After several years of foot injuries, I’m enjoying getting back to my beloved muddy and rocky trails near my home in Portland, Ore. In my work life, I enjoy coordinating an annual Mountain and Ultra Running Camp at the base of Mt. Hood with Yassine Diboun, Amy Sproston, Joelle Vaught, Krissy Moehl and Jeff “Bronco Billy” Browning. 

 

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