Ultramarathon and Trail Running News | Tue, Dec 12

What are your trail and ultramarathon goals for next year? Sarah tacks a different way and offers up some alternative goals for the year that sound doable, refreshing, and don’t depend on lottery results.

Quick interview with Nick Symonds after his 3:00:35 marathon debut.

Be sure to check out our latest interview with Ben Nephew. He’s got the east coast bonafides, a massive list of big wins, FKTs, and heck, he studies stress physiology and answers some big questions from a scientific standpoint.

These five undesirable-and-unhealthy-MTB-personality-traits can also be translated to describe some of our trail running brothers and sisters.

Over the years I’ve compared a lot of things to ultramarathons, from brick laying to disastrous family vacations. In this post, Sophie relates what she’s learned in self-employment to what she’s learned training for races.

Welp, apparently the reports of athleisure’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Today’s the last day to take iRunFar’s Trail Safety Survey. Quick, easy, and painless. I took 2 minutes to answer some questions, you should too.

Ian looks back at mountain, trail, Sky and ultramarathon running from this year. What a year!

Mario’s Morning Shakeout: Boston elite list, time management, and the passing of Coach Joe Newton. I had a similar experience with my HS track/XC coach. By the early 90s, he’d already been coaching 10 years and to this day is still going strong at 70something years old. Gene’s got one arm (lost it to a rattle snake on a desert run) and not only coached a bunch of gringos to multiple state championships, but taught us integrity, passion, and the benefits of giving 100%. There’s no way I’d be where I am today without his guidance and mentorship. More on him right this way.

URP Daily News from Dec 12, 2012: A look back.

Trivia for the day: The John Muir Trail is an iconic trail in California. Where’s the other John Muir Trail?  Interesting and intriguing answer right over here.

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Looking for your first 100 or maybe want to lower your time? The C&O Canal 100 in Knoxville, MD is a flat and fast 2 loop course along the Patomac River with great aid, a low key vibe, and a great price ($150 incl Patagonia singlet and buckle.). Here’s Caroline Boller’s report from the race.


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