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I’ve written in great detail about Santa Lucia Firs recently so I won’t repeat myself and describe the awesomeness of this tree again. The highest concentration of Santa Lucias (by far) is in the Carmel River drainage where the rocky, rugged …

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Ultramarathon News Learn it. Know it. Live it.  How to make friends with pain on the trail or in an ultramarathon. Wow, here’s an honest story about how endurance sports and ultramarathons helped this guy open up about years of traumatic sexual abuse. Gary Robbins is running Barkley this year, and …

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Sadly, we must report that that Ruth Anderson died on February 27. She was 86 and had suffered from Alzheimers the past few years. Her husband John died just two weeks earlier. Ruth was a real pioneer, took up running in her mid-40s and won all sorts of age group awards in the late 70s [...]

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Matt Cegelske, the winner of our Lake Sonoma 50 giveaway. From Virginia to California, Matt’s passion for running and his commitment to his goals inspired us to pick him as our winner. We can’t wait to cheer him on when he tackles his first 50 miler! We were overwhelmed with the responses we […]

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The Big Sur Marathon is arguably one of the most beautiful marathons in the country. With endless views of the Pacific Ocean and its striking coastline, the event attracts runners from all over the world. Because of its popularity, runners must enter a drawing to earn a spot on the start-line. However, as the nutrition sponsor of […]

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And on Feb 29th no less, that's gotta be a good omen on some level.

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My guest this week is Max King. He won the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships and the 2014 IAU 100 km World Championship. He’s won numerous national titles at distances ranging from half marathons to ultra marathons and he was named U.S. national mountain runner of the year in 2011. He is a back-to-back winner of the Warrior Dash world championship, winning in 2014 and 2015. Also, in 2014 he tackled his first 100 mile race, the legendary and extremely competitive Western States 100 mile Endurance Run where he finished 4th.

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Today is not even talking about going vegan or specifically being vegan as an endurance athlete, I simply want to express the importance of eating clean, wholesome food before the run, staying smart on the run, and eating optimally after the run. So please enjoy some tips and tricks to improve your day in and day out trials and tribulations out there on the trails. Enjoy. Be better :)

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The lead up to the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon was much different than in 2012.  I was coming into the

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Fake Day Ultra News Trail Running Festivals are hot right now, and why wouldn’t they be? Running, friends, ultra chat…makes sense!  In this article, Sarah breaks down a few of the top festivals in the country. I’m curious, do other countries have these, or is it purely a domestic phenomenon? …

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As I think back to this time last year I remember it was when I was heavily prepping for my JMT trip that coming July. I had just gotten the permit for the trip and over the few months before I had been planning, but once I secured the permit I started down the path seriously. I say I secured the permit, because it's very hard to get a permit for the JMT and once I achieved it I realized that this crazy endeavor was going to happen. So I buckled down and did what I had to do, to do what I wanted to do. This mindset has aided me in my other adventures, too. When planning for these adventures I focus  on a few key things. 

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Since I like to make videos a lot more than writing/blogging I’ve simply added my video log (“VLOG”) Race Report to the bottom of this post. You can also listen to just the audio portion of it (as well as some of my other Training Talks) on my podcast stream! In short (since the results […]

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 Join Scotty, Amy, Tony and Midwest ultra legend Juli Aistars for 11 relatively curse-free junk miles while they discuss:

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I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about last year.  It truly was a year of fluctuations personally, professionally and athletically.  I do openly admit that I have still have not come to peace with the valleys that I experienced.    For some reason part of me hoped that when we moved from 2015 to 2016 internally things would magically reset to create a fresh slate for the New Year.  I mean isn’t that the way it is perceived to work, a new year, new goals and a new you?    Professionally I have

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School leaders and teachers across the country are seeing rates of teenage anxiety and depression skyrocket. The school where I work is not immune from these trends, and it's something that faculty and administrators alike are wrestling with -- and honestly without great answers. When we approach these problems, sometimes we forget to ask the question from the other side -- why is it that the very same experiences that used to prepare students for life now seem not to be effective anymore? Maybe it's not that we are creating more miseducational experience for students, but that something has happened that has made great education less effective.

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School leaders and teachers across the country are seeing rates of teenage anxiety and depression skyrocket. The school where I work is not immune from these trends, and it's something that faculty and administrators alike are wrestling with -- and honestly without great answers. When we approach these problems, sometimes we forget to ask the question from the other side -- why is it that the very same experiences that used to prepare students for life now seem not to be effective anymore? Maybe it's not that we are creating more miseducational experience for students, but that something has happened that has made great education less effective.

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Ultramarathon News Another Olympic Trials Marathon runner upset with the (lack of) accommodations at the race. And in Mario’s Morning Shakeout, he addresses the topic and others. I’d urge you to subscribe. This guy took a lot of time and energy to tell us how much he doesn’t like talking …

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Ian Forsyth lives in St Pete, Florida. On January 30, 2016 he completed the Skydive Ultra 100 as his first 100 mile ultramarathon. Congratulations, Ian! Fun fact: Ian knew he had to complete 14 laps to make 100 miles. So to keep track, he set out 14 cookies, with the idea to eat one each lap. A brilliant plan - until a fellow runner saw the cookie display and ate one. The Ultrafinishers podcast is 100% listener supported - if you like what you hear, you're invited to help support the show at ultrafinishers.com/support.

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The first time you visit Las Vegas, and you like running (which isn't for every casino player...), it's exciting to get on the Strip and run along these humongous hotels or resorts. I am a big fan of visiting and discovering cities by foot, and Vegas is no different, you can run quite a few miles on each side.

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Ultramarathon News for Thursday: Not too far from the trail and ultramarathon mecca of Mill Valley, these convicted murderers are running a marathon from within the walls of San Quentin and includes good insight into what it means to them.  Reminds me too of this interview we did with ultramarathon legend …

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ON THE COVER: True to his style, Zach Miller sprints over the North Face Endurance Challenge – SF finish line to take the big win. Photo: Ken Schuh/ Ultra Race Photos; Photo Editing: Myke Hermsmeyer features Lightweight Running Shell Review by Donald Buraglio Ultra Trail Dogs by Nico Barraza Tossed and Found by Jon Jonckers [...]

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The single-track trail ascended in a series of switchbacks as far as you could see. The heat from the sun amplified the soul crushing fatigue I felt from having run 68 kilometres in the mountains. The thought of running another 57 kilometres today seemed unfathomable. My movement was reduced to a slow walk and each step was a struggle. There was simply no way I could finish this race. I was done.

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