Ultramarathon Daily News, Wed, May 27

NUC: Start your day off with a healthy dose of gratitude and it’ll only get better from there.

Thirteen Spring ’15 trail shoes reviewed. No Montrail FluidFlex ST? No Salomon? Hmmm.

Recognize anyone?
Recognize anyone?

This dude is a stud: 50 Ironman distance triathlons in fifty states in fifty days.

5700 mile race across Siberia with 190,000 feet of climbing. Whaaa? Don’t worry, it’s a bike race. 

Amidst the horrible flooding in Texas, a good microbrew saved this guy’s life.

Alright trail runners in the Olympic National Forest, how’d you miss this?  Yeah, I’m looking at you, Luke.

Hugo submits a pretty solid review of the Altra Lone Peak 2.0.

I’m not a climber, but here are seven cool knots to know.

Ten hilarious trail running bloggers you should follow. My favorite: Sabrina Moran.  And how’d they miss the LetsRun message boards?

I’ve got an ultra on my calendar! Signed up for the Pioneer Spirit 50 miler in August! Small, grassroots, perfect terrain, and near my house. Balance is back in my life, and now it’s up to me to keep it balanced.

IAU Trail World Championships are this weekend in France. Here’s my new podcast with two of the top Americans, and here’s Ian’s preview of the event.

In the chat with Krissy, she talks about pacing Gina Lucrezi at Western States. Here’s their most recent post about body image and ultrarunning.

“Have you had anything to drink?” they asked, concerned about the heat and humidity that had been steadily rising all morning. “Oh yeah, I just chugged a giant mimosa that someone handed me,”I proudly exclaimed.

John Burton’s very funny beer/marathon report.

So you’ve heard of the Born to Run Ultramarathons and you may have listened to the podcast with Luis Escobar. Here’s a video that shows what really goes down at the race/festival.

Speaking of Luis, he’s off on the Appalachian Trail with Scott and Jenny Jurek as they make a south-north attempt of the iconic trail. More info will follow.

Here are a few hacks for the weathered ultrarunner.  How about using URP beer koozies to protect your hands from the cold bottles?

Big Baz really seems like my type of RD.


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