Ultramarathon Daily News | Wednesday, Oct 10

Stuck in a rut with low motivation? Shad’s got some good advice.

What this author talks about when he talks about running is freedom, not fitness — and his idealistic vision touches only briefly on the fact that not every runner is as free as a young white man to run without fear, harassment or threat.

Lots to digest in this book review about what compels us to run outside and a whole lot more. I’m curious to read what you think of it.

Ugh. Here’s a story of an incredibly tough woman dealing with stage 4 lung cancer (as Christopher Hitchens astutely noted: there is no stage five) while preparing for Kona. Have some tissues ready.

How does one steal 160 bikes at once? 

Pretty good article about training, running, and recovering from his first hundred miler.

If you missed Derrick Lytle’s WS100 film yesterday, here it is on YouTube.

Good reminder from Bryon to leave the trail in better condition than we found it, and likewise, to have the ability to discuss complex issues without getting hysterical.

That time Dylan Bowman had an angry dog encounter while leading a hundred miler. 

There was a fair amount of hype about the other American women. But I woke up this morning and I saw the forecast and said, ‘I can do this. I’m tough.’”

-A bit more on the women’s race at Chicago Marathon. New York is fast approaching and with Des and Shalane running, it should be a good one.

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