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Really funny race report about running (and winning) a 50k after a tough DNF and a series of unfortunate events the night before. I know Varner and Wardian are both doing the Sonoma/Boston double and Jay is running the Boston/Zane Grey Double, but is anyone combining them to make a …

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Shawn Forry may in fact be the most interesting man in the world. As an Outward Bound wilderness instructor, he takes both children and adults on backpacking and climbing expeditions. During the winter, he runs scenic interpretive tours with 10 dog sled teams. He’s also a hiker. This past winter he and Justin Lichter became the first people ever to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter.

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Well, that was a rough trip to Oregon. I mean, we were in the state for all of four hours before our rental car was broken into, and my knees were healthy and strong for less than 24 hours. I suppose I could have read up more on the thieves of Forest Park, and done some more appropriate training for the undulating and rocky terrain of the Gorge, but I didn't and I learned some valuable lessons.

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Here’s a great trail film about four non-elite runners from NC training for Cruel Jewel 100M. How do they train for vert when they lack mountains? How’d they get into this? Looks like it’s the first part of a series. Anxious to see more. It’s guys like The Nooch who make most …

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It’s never what you think it will be.  Life, I mean.  The first three months of 2015 I could have never predicted in my wildest dreams.  To think that I would sit by my daughter’s side in an ICU while she fought to recover from a pneumonia that some people just don’t recover from, is […]

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With all the social media pictures, memes and click-bait out there, who has time to read an entire, content-laden weblog post?  A reality in modern fitness and self-help media is that people will read content only if in list-form.  That said, I'll do what I can with a bulleted, micro-report:

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Suunto Ambit3 Run HR Review Like any coach-athlete relationship, the bond between a runner and their GPS watch is love-hate. The Suunto Ambit3 Run HR watch ($350) tips the scale toward the amorous end, offering a subtly perfect mix accurate information presented in quiet comfort. While the color of the …

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Very cool story about an ultramarathon on Mount Baker with roots going back 100 years.  Crazy vert, snow, lava, beer vans, you name it.  Some intrepid runners in the Cascades are bringing it back with a goal of June ’16.  All the info is right here. Who’s in? I know a …

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I'm running this in October 

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Doug Bishop is the general manager of Newschoolers, an online community with some of the most passionate freeskiers out there. Doug was an aspiring professional skier for six years and joined Newschoolers in the early, early days. Some fellow Newschoolers contributors describe Doug as "Old. Nice. Nerdy. The face of NS" and say "Damn, I wish I could count as high as his Karma (NS forum point system)."

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Lake Sonoma 50 Mile - April 11, 2015

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Big race this past weekend in Sonoma. We camped the night before, hit the start, then I stayed at Madrone Point a/s with the URP Golden Shower.  Full results here. Billy runs with the top group for awhile in this sneak peek video. USL has interviews here. Bryon’s recap is …

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If you've ever been curious what it's like to run with the lead pack in a super competitive ultra marathon, watch this video following both the elite men and women during the opening mile of the 2015 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile. Full video to come in the next few days. Website: https://www.billyyangfilms.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/BillyYangFilms Instagram: @BillyYangFilms Twitter: @BillyYang Music: Royal Deluxe "I'm Gonna Do My Thing"

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Sarah and I spoke with Emily Richards a few weeks ago, right after she won the competitive Marin Ultra Challenge 50k near San Francisco.  While doing background research, we found not only some killer finishes–top ten at UTMB, TRT, and Leadville–but also a powerful story about her struggle with eating disorders …

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Our final installment of Lake Sonoma previews…Lindsay Tollefsen and Jim Walmsley.  This is Lindsay’s first fifty, but she brings a powerful arsenal to the start line. And this’ll be Jim’s second fifty, but he’s got an impressive resume, strong fitness, and brings lots of confidence to Healdsburg. Be sure to …

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Adam Harris lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. He finished the Mt Cheaha 50k ultramarathon in Delta, Alabama on February 28, 2015 and became an ultramarathon finisher. Congratulations Adam! Fun fact: Due to various factors out of his control, Adam was only able to run ONCE in the 4 weeks prior to his first ultra. Now that's a taper!

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Ooooeeee! This is going to be a fun weekend at Lake Sonoma!  Both Lindsay and Jim have limited trail racing experience, but each are ready to shake up the front of the pack. Lindsay Tollefsen is running her first fifty miler–only her second ultra–and has confidence from Way Too Cool …

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Join us here at Elevation Trail as we welcome elite cyclist (mtb, road, gravel, cyclocross, tandem tricycling…), Adam St. Germain, who also works with Specialized Bicycles. A 13 lbs, $20,000 road bike? We’ve got you covered. Stalk Adam at these locations. https://www.facebook.com/kingoftheapples https://www.bikereg.com/27116 AdamStGermain

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A whole bunch of questions with Rob Krar. The UKs top female fell runner (do UK runners all have great names? Ricky Lightfoot? Nicky Spinks?) sets a new FKT for the Bob Graham Rounds. Read all about her experience in this excellent piece. Runners are just a bunch of babies. Funny …

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Renan Ozturk does a lot of different things. He’s an artist, cinematographer, professional athlete, high altitude mountaineer, explorer, entrepreneur, and probably many other things. If he was a podcast host, he’d have it all. Renan is the co-founder of Camp4Collective, an adventure film and commercial production company. He is a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and a 2015 MTNmeister.

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It’s big, roomy, and has a pressurized hydration system for cooling and cleaning…the Spartan Ultra Pack built by Geigerrig is made for “hiking, sport endurance, trail running and obstacle racing events” and since it’s called the “ultra pack”, it’s fair to review it for ultra trail runners, right? First, we’ll look at …

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