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One goal with URP is to bring a variety of guests into your ears and to your attention.  Yep, Lake Sonoma 50 is the most competitive, elite-laden race so far this year, but most of the people running are every day runners. Maybe they’re trying to break 11 hours, maybe …

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I never really thought it was possible to forget how to race. Once I started ultrarunning in 2006, I raced so frequently that it was a skill sharpened and refined often. Between 2011 and 2012, I frequently nailed A, B, and C races. It felt good to know how to push, how to plan a good race for myself and how to get the most of out my body on race day.

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Ultramarathons are a tricky thing: Even if you prepare, train, and stick to your plan on race day, sometimes they don’t work out.  Here’s Ashby’s report from Graveyard 100. Eight misleading, unscientific, or BS food labels. I’ve been guilty of looking for some of those words in the past. I …

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Kaci and Max are both coming to Lake Sonoma 50 miler with stout resumes and course experience, but neither have been able to nail down a win on this elusive course.  Will it happen this weekend? Kaci Lickteig has had a solid year of racing since last year’s 3rd place …

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Road runner race day fashions. Anyone want to make one for trails and ultramarathons? We were all set to interview Ueli Steck prior to his run at Lake Sonoma but just heard from Ueli that he busted his ankle last month, only healed up ten days ago, and won’t be making the …

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YiOu Wang and Jacob Puzey are each coming to Lake Sonoma with a mission: Do the best they can and push hard.  Will that get either on the podium? We’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out. For YiOu, this will be her second attempt at 50 miles, though …

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Do ultramarathons and trail races need labels to identify difficulty, distance, etc? Would this be helpful to you? Holy wow: I need to go to the Alpsteins in Switzerland. Trail running paradise! Read this: How to become a beast on the uphills. Zach Bitter went for a WR in the track …

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Episode 46 is packed with TARCness-  joining are Josh Katzman, Sam Jurek and Michael McDuffie and we talk about some TARC history, the TARC schedule for 2015, race changes and some general ultrarunning stuff.  We also talk to Steve Tursi about his recent Umstead 100 Ultra finish.  If you dont think you are in shape for your race-  listen to Steve’s story.  Just get to the line.

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About a month ago Outside magazine asked me to write a profile on high altitude mountain guide Karl Egloff. He […]

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One of my goals for 2015 was to get out of my comfort zone. I can definitely say I've accomplished this goal last weekend at the Grand Traverse. There were so many moments of

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Most recent updates at the top: 1:15pm PST:  Per Andy, Zach is calling it quits at 57 miles due to a bum left quad.   80km 5:39:33 5:41:40 for 50 miles pic.twitter.com/ZXMPZRsOiv — AndyNoise (@AndyNoise) April 4, 2015   37.3 miles (150 laps) 4:10:56 #ZachBittèr #100mile #worldrecord attempt @zbitter @VESPAPower …

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Anthony Jacobs was lost and had to bum a ride home from a stranger with a pickup truck. He made it home…thankfully. That may not be the ideal first trail run experience but that was Anthony’s, and he wanted more it (minus the getting lost). After learning more about the dirt world thanks to Austin, Texas local, Brandon […]

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  Update: Waiting for live feed from Kingsburg. When I get it, I’ll share it.   Big news in the ultramarathon world:  Tomorrow (Apr 4) at 6am in a small town in Central California, American Record holder Zach Bitter will attempt a sanctioned attempt on Oleg Kharitionov’s World Record for …

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The Teenagers Jared and Ashley are both 19, both live in Colorado, and both are extremely fast.  Jared’s got a solid resume of ultramarathons behind him, and even though Ashley’s only been at this since last year, she’ll be running as a contender for the podium.   Ethan and I spoke …

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Ultrasportslive.tv is bringing ultramarathon coverage into the 21st century with live tracking of athletes. No more twitter feeds or sketchy information, this looks like the real deal. Want to be in a Salomon commercial with your trail dog? What’s your favorite UK mountain route? Want to know more about my co-host …

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David Tams lives in Halls Head, Western Australia. On September 28, 2014 he finished the Waterous Trail on Foot 50 miler in Western Australia and became an ultramarathon finisher. Congratulations David! Fun fact: One of David's 5 children has autism, and he ran this race to raise money for Camp Autism. And his effort included running the first SEVEN hours of this race in the rain.

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My oh my, how did April 2nd happen?  The year so far seems to have just flown by, though to be fair it has been a bit of a bumpy flight so far!  Firstly, please excuse if there are a few typos in this post but two weeks ago I was commuting on my bike to get to a massage therapy appointment when 'bam!'  A car abruptly cut in front of me, I slammed on my brakes to avoid hitting them and before I knew it I was flying over my handlebars, hitting the tarmac and going in an ambulance to ER to find out that I had three broken bones in my hand.  Left hand typing is hard!  Darn, I never did make it to that massage appointment but I did make it to surgery four days later for a whole bunch of metalware to be put in my hand as it turns out the breaks are pretty severe.

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We talk to Michele Hartwig about her running history, being a race director, her innaugural Hennepin Hundred race in Illinois, her MUDD group and the other races she directs.

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Join Tim and Gary today on Elevation Trail as we chat about Gary’s memorial preparations for Jamil Coury, who selfishly ruined the plans by returning safely from the Barkley course. We also somehow discuss Cabelas, hunting, Geoff Roes, Western States, breaking bones, motorcycling, cricket, xc skiing, and blood. Hope you enjoy it. Oh, and buy […]

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After a funky finish at his first attempt at a 100 mile ultramarathon, Mike Daigeaun targeted Umstead for not just a finish, but a win.  He assembled a team, made a bunch of matzo balls, and “went dark” as he prepared for the big race.  Then he found out Hal Koerner …

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I ended up dropping down to the BLU relentless 24 hour course I was having a lot of issues, bladder infection,nausea, diarrhea.

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Very funny: Fool-proof predictor for Western States. MIchelle Yates’ Gorge report. Next up? Western States! …and Bob Shebests report from the same race. GingerRunner reviews a brand new sports drink. I can’t tell if this was an April Fools story or not. Anyone? Here are some Marathon des Sables previews …

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Episode 84 of Talk Ultra has Sage Canaday talking training and coching, Lizzy Hawker discusses her new book, RUNNER and Nikki Kimball gives us the low down on fell running, TCC and her new film. Talk Training, The News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and Speedgoat Karl.

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“I was running as hard as I can and the race officials said I was done…because I was not running to my potential.” – Michael Bursum’s Tahoe Rim 100 dream nightmare Michael Bursum of New Mexico lived and breathed basketball. In college, Michael’s exploration in running was sparked by a girl he wanted to get to […]

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