Ultramarathon and Trail Running Daily News | Valentine’s Day Edition

Looking for a truly awesome Valentine’s Day gift for your MUT partner? Here are a few European trail running camps to consider.

…and if you’re looking for something closer to home (and with a familiar voice!), be sure to check out this high altitude camp in the San Juan Mountains with URP’s very own Sarah Lavender Smith.

“Mental fitness plays a big role during competition. If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you. That’s the way I think about this sport.”

and other bits of wisdom from perhaps the greatest endurance runner of our time, Eliud Kipchoge.

Why are some running shoes so much more expensive than others?

Running and romance: Learn to keep the passion alive.

If trail running has you worried about “getting killed by an animal”, check out this list of how many (and what type) of people are killed each year.

Cool: For the first time ever, outdoor recreation is (sort of) being counted towards the GDP.

This Mountain Hub app looks like a pretty great solution. Anyone tried it? Any flaws or drawbacks?

Pretty short news day. Almost over this flu. Lots of comprehensive gear reviews coming soon: I’m running in a new HOKA road shoe and loving it, and I’ve also got a shoe that’ll pry hardcore  Altra trail shoe devotees away from their favorite brand. Stay tuned.

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