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Sharon Knorr was quiet and reserved as a child growing up in Marietta, Georgia. Early on, after receiving discouraging advice from her doctor who suggested that she not run due to her asthma, she decided she wouldn’t be held back.

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John Lacroix as he explores motivation. In this episode he discusses intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, as well as the 10 other types of motivation that exists.

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After being runner-up in 2016 and winning in 2017, it felt great to be back on the magical start-line of the Canyons 100K in Foresthill, CA. It was going to be a different ballgame this year, however.

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Grand Ventana Traverse – Chews Ridge to Molera Beach via the Ventana Cones: April 12, 2019; James Bueno, Toshi Hosaka, Leor Pantilat, Sean Reedy Nestled deep within the 240,000 acre Ventana Wilderness is the most rugged coastal terrain in the contiguous United States. The peaks and points of interest within this region have been the...

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The consolidation in the power meter and trainer industry continues this year,with 4iiii announcing today they’ve completed the acquisition of STAC Performance, which you’ll remember makes the virtually silent trainer that I rode inside our baby nursery.  STAC also though …

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HOKA Carbon X I found out about this mystery event a few months ago and signed an NDA to not discuss it whatsoever. This was tough for me even though I barely knew anything and I’d likely not be at the event anyways because I’d signed up for Miwok 100k …

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. UltraSlide Slideboards are a unique piece of fitness equipment that you can use to enhance your strength training for trail running. Hockey, speed skating, tennis, baseball, football and many other sports... Read more »

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One of my favorite quotes which I try to live by is: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” – Charles R. Swindoll. I truly believe that having a positive attitude when facing any circumstance in life really changes everything. Our brains should be trained in the same ... Read moreDon’t Let Anything Stop You

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Dan Lawson is a respected runner who resides in Brighton, UK. For many, he became ‘known’ after his incredible run at the ‘Gran Union Canal Race’ in 2015 when he won with a new CR of 22-hours 15-minutes. Later that …

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Sifting through the various dietary and nutritional approaches to our sport (vegan! low carb! gluten-free! fruitarian!) can be confusing and, frankly, exhausting. Don’t worry, though: elite runner/nutrition PhD/Ultrarunning magazine coverboy Jonathan Clinthorne joins us in the Pain Cave to help us sort through it all. We talked about his background as the second-fastest ultrarunning former lacrosse player to graduate from Michigan State, various approaches to a traditional carbohydrate-rich approach, the benefits and limitations of a low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diet, and more.

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5 days have passed since my last race, and some good taper, time to get back at it, right...? As a matter of fact, as corky as this statement looks, I felt quite uneasy about confronting this first beast in my traditional May ultra challenge: Miwok 100K, Quicksilver 100K and Ohlone 50K. For one thing, I've been quite disappointed with my results in April, and feeling some shame for having squeezed way too much in 3 weeks. For those not following my epic running and ultra adventures on this blog, this consisted in

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Throughout my journey of personal betterment I have found that a key tool is to list out what is working and what I can improve upon. This tactic led me to realize that I am have not been incorporating functional exercises, bodyweight workouts, at all into my running regimen. To improve as a runner you cannot only focus on running, you must also put in work outside of the run. Strengthening muscles throughout the entirety of your body allows you to become a more well-rounded runner that can confidently and safely tackle any challenge. Your body is a machine and you have to care for the entire machine, not only a few parts. The complex mechanics of that machine require a runner to be strong from their head to their toes. Today I explore why building strength outside of the run is a vital tool to becoming a better runner.

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First off, Amanda "Panda" Nauman is freaking awesome. She's a legit pro cyclist that performs just as well racing short course cyclocross as she does 200 mile gravel grinders. She's won DK200, Land Run 100, Coast 2 Coast 200, Belgian Waffle Ride, and countless other events. Aside from having loads of cycling power, she's a down to earth bike geek who loves to tech out on bike details, while wearing a big smile on her face.

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The Week in Running: Justin from iRunFar breaks down all the results from this weekend. Here’s what stood out to me.-Jim’s split at 50M was 4:50:07, not :09. More on that event later this morning.-Awesome to see Megan Kimmel racing in the mountains again. When she’s on, she’s on!-The Tiger …

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After countless non-stop tech weekends, it was finally a little bit more relaxing on the sports tech gadget testing front. Still, I was carrying out some less critical tests over the course of the weekend which I suspect some of …

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On March 17, during Washington’s iconic Chuckanut 50K, Twitter was abuzz (as Twitter has a tendency to be). Who was leading the women’s race? I saw posts that said it was “Anne” or “Kate” or my favorite, “Unknown runner.” It was actually Kathryn Drew, and she’d go on to win Chuckanut, tromping through the snow that covered parts of the course. She is Canadian, after all.

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Fun discussion with Hoka One One elite runner, Ashley Brasovan.  She shares a lot of really great running knowledge in this episode.

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” Rachel Carson Being in nature was part of my childhood. I grew ... Read moreGiving Back to Nature

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Marathon des Sables has just finished and now, runners from all over the world are looking ahead to April and the next edition of the race. It’s daunting and it can be intimidating. Planning is key. All runner’s need to …

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The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered …

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