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CHECK IN As I stood in line to do medical and check in I was enlightened about the prize money Pearlizium was offering up to the first male and first female to the top of Hope Pass Outbound.  Wow, $500 sure did sound nice.  Cold hard cash...would the IRS be chasing the recipients down the backside of Hope Pass? I did think about the money longer than I would have imagined, but kept coming to the conclusion that it just wasn't worth the race to me.     I did imagine though that the money might

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As I was running downhill to Stinson Beach on the Matt Davis Trail my foot caught an old steel peg that used to hold a wooden stair in place. I was airborne going head first towards a tree. Everything slowed down. Was this my life flashing before my eyes? If so, I wasn't seeing anything? I had time to contemplate how this was either going to end. Result A) me unconscious on the trail of the

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Diet and Health Races

Both won their first title at North Carolina's Continental Divide Trail Race Saturday

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Flying all over the place... Sierre Zinal, Trofeo Kima and UTMB. On the show we speak to South African Linda Doke in Zinal, we catch up with Terry Conway from the UK and break some great news upon the ultra world. Ian Sharman joins the show for the news and Talk Training is back. Our interview is with Australian, Samantha Gash and Speedgoat Karl chews the ultra fat in a Meltzer Moment. We mention three blogs, discuss the up and coming races and get ready for UTMB.

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This year's Leadville Trail 100 provided plenty of late-stage excitement—all around 10,000 feet above sea level

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Why in the bloody hell do athletes occasionally jump squarely off the deep end and act like complete and total douches??? Don’t answer that. I know - we are human. I do it all the time. But rarely...if EVER have I done it to a fellow peer out trying to get a good workout in. 

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asphalt bike lane running concrete cyclist anger runner humor Running share the road

Dobson smashes record in the Pikes Peak Ascent; Jornet breezes to win in the Pikes Peak Marathon the next day

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[Revised 8/21/12 -0745 - see italicized]

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OK, I wrote this about a month ago, and just have been too lazy/busy to hit publish.  It sounded a bit too negative (well, I guess it still does, because I haven't changed it), but I'll post it anyway. It's how I was feeling at the time. Time to move on to other events, and post something more recent, but I like to do things in order.  So, these were my thoughts as of about a month ago...

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On this weeks show we welcome Wolfepaw and master of the Douche Grade, Mike Wolfe as a co host. We have a selection of interviews form the Lakeland 50 and 100 mile races in the Uk. We interview Fast Foodie, Devon Crosby-Helms. Speedgoat Karl fill us in on the Speedgoat 50k in a Meltzer Moment and of course we have the news, the blogs and the up and coming races.

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This post is not about running. It is about endurance. June 30 - July 13th, 2012 my girlfriend and I thru-hiked the 165+ mile (29,500' +/- of elevation gain and descent) TAHOE RIM TRAIL. This is a truly sensational trail that weaves through the mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe. I have a background in endurance races particularly on trails. I am a runner that mostly runs trail races

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Right before the Olympic Marathon Trials my brother came to San Francisco to do this

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A stacked news section with Ian Sharman. We have three blogs for you. A brilliant interview with Hardrock 100 winner and legend of the sport, Hal Koerner. Speedgoat Karl tells us about the sleep monster and previews Speedgoat 50k. 15 Mins of Fame has a selection of interviews with runners of all abilities who will be undertaking Lakeland 50 or 100 miler and we finish off with the up and coming races for the next few weeks.

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I don't have cable.  I don't even have broadcast TV.  I don't even have internet at home.  And no Netflix either. 

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What an amazing experience....running Western States 100 miler.  The journey began with first my ticket...Second place finish at Waldo 100k.  Waldo was in August of 2011 and was the 1st race of the Montrail Ultra Cup series, placing 1st or 2nd in any one of the race series earns you a spot in WS 100 along with points earned for each race ran of the series.  The grand finale of the series was WS 100.

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Not a race report, just a link to a recent podcast Yassine and I did with 3Non-Joggers on our Western States experiences.

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Speed work, it's a grey area in running... but it sure as shit shouldn't be :) The track is more packed than ever these days but its mostly packed with training groups that are either just logging miles and cross training or skimming the surface of speed work. Don't get me wrong there are definitely some serious track clubs out there that some of the best non-professional runners belong to

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