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Medium: Really good, straight talk about injuries and struggles with motivation. Mocko: Help Chris score a pancake sponsorship. Game on, Boone. Trail Sisters: Running your best after menopause. Beer: Meet Doochie Cook, the guy trying to bring the craft beer scene to black America. Outside: Clickbait article calling trail runners …

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BBC: How do periods affect athletes and why are they monitored? Beer: Why is the NA scene blowing up globally but the US is so far behind? GOAT: Good article about Yiannis Kouros’ absolute domination over his body and his competitors. Ultrarunning Magazine: Ellie sits down for a great interview …

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IRF/Justin Mock: All the weekend trail and ultramarathon results. Here’s what stood out to me: -Chikara Omine at Silver State. When Chikara is on, he’s incredible. -Alyson Kirk at Cruel Jewel. She’s had a pretty crazy few years…wow! -Bryce 100…Nice to see Jill got a finish. This was a great …

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Video: Cool video of Patrick Caron’s win at North Face New York. Speaking of North Face, use URP20 for a 20% discount off registration. Yosemite: One of the most glorious 20 mile loops in the world. Business: It’s like Shark Tank, but for female entrepreneurs of the outdoor variety. I’d …

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Coach Koop: Overnight runs are dumb, but you should do them anyways.  I’m shocked at how many people don’t do these! I used to go out on a run at 9 o 10pm on Fri night, run until 4am, sleep for an hour, then race a 50k Saturday morning. It …

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This guy is on his way to running 44 hundred milers in 2019.  Yahoo: Dean has sardine burps. Uhan/IRF: Injured with a race on the horizon? Here’s what to do. New Episode: Check out our latest interview with Zach Ornelas. This guy is on an absolute streak right now, from …

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Zach Ornelas won American River 50 miler just over a year ago. Then he represented the US at the IAU Trail Championships in Spain, then he  won the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships at Tussey Mountainback. Less than two months later he finished California International Marathon (CIM) with a three …

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TWIR: Justin Mock runs down all the trail and ultramarathon results from this week. What stood out to me: –The final race of getting on the US 24 Hour Team was intense (and wet!) and we’ve got two very solid teams heading to World Champs in October. –Addie Bracy is …

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Sorry for the delay today. Slight meltdown in WordPress land this morning and I lost everything I’d written.   IRF/AJW: With Jim’s 50 mile record complete, AJW turns his attention to a few 100 mile North. American records that have stood the test of time.  A few points: Jim O’Brien’s …

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Canada Trail Running: Emilie Mann sounds like the perfect person for the sport. Fast, fun, and doesn’t take any of it too seriously. She and Arden Young training (and probably laughing) together? Whew! Canada’s got some fast women! Ian Corless: Have you got your long run in for the week? …

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Outside Online: While the relative risks seem to be a bit exaggerated, it is an interesting to peek behind the curtain to see how trail and ultramarathon events arrange for on-site medical care for competitors. I agree with Karl Hoagland’s remarks about independence and self-regulation and how overreaching medical care …

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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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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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Roche/TrailRunner: If you’ve run an ultramarathon, you’ve probably hiked a portion of it. So wouldn’t it do you good to practice hiking too? Lets Run: The message boards discuss this weekend’s HOKA 100k event. Some decent analysis along with the regular name calling. I’ve updated a lot of information re …

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Two years ago, the Western States wait list went down to the 39th person on the list. Last year, it went to thirty six. Recently, runners holding the 37th and 38th spot withdrew. Henry had a chat with the new 37th spot Mike Sveum about how he’s training with the …

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Jimmy Elam has been running competitively since he was nine years old. He was an All American in college, ran his first and only marathon in 2:21, and has had tremendous success in the MUT scene, setting a CR at the wild and competitive Broken Arrow Skyrace, pushing Walmsley hard …

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Koop/CTS: Coach Koop addresses the big unanswerable question…How long should your long run be when training for an ultramarathon? Big big MUT news dropping tomorrow. I’ll have the analysis and info in the Daily News bright and early. Wait, a podiatrist who’s not trying to sell inserts and who’s instead …

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Justin Mock/IRF: Trail and ultramarathon results from this weekend. -I was at Canyons and didn’t get a chance to follow Madeira, but was happy to see that Tim and Courtney did so well. Truly great ambassador and representatives of our sport–especially overseas.-UT Mt Fuji is a race I’d be pretty …

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Ian Corless: Long term goal setting and planning for ultramarathon success. Science of Sport: Ross does an incredible job of laying out the discussion for why East Africans are so dominant in distance running. He’s fair, concise and thorough and doesn’t shy away from touchy subjects. Petty: This pre-London, Haile …

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Salomon: Max, Mario, an a few other runner take a group of young kids to trail running camp in Tahoe for a week they’ll never forget. Man, I wish I had the resources to do stuff like this! Nice work fellas! Ultra168: Dan analyses the new UTMB scoring system and …

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Oh Crap: What happens when you’re on a trail run and you get lost and you fall into an abandoned mine and your cell phone doesn’t work AND there’s a motherfarking rattlesnake guarding the entrance? Well & Good: Trail running made her feel like a newbie in a sport she …

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Justin Mock/IRF: All the trail and ultramarathon results from the past weekend. What caught my eye:-Ruy Ueda at Mt. Awa SkyRace. I hadn’t heard much of him in the past year, but glad to see he’s back. The guy is an absolute beast and fun to watch.-Suzanna Bon’s win at …

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WTF: Indian ultrarunners stop for a vegetarian meal (in India), ask for the bill, and are beat up by the waitstaff. Science: Too much red meat leads to earlier death, but we don’t know how much is too much. Canada: First Canadian male at Boston was, of course, a trail …

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Urban Ultras: It ain’t trail running, but this ultra fatass runs right through NYC and looks like a blast. Kilian: How exactly did he acclimatize to Everest so fast? Interesting article. However, we might wonder why it is, that while we practice being brave, perseverant, or prudent in our running, …

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Anna Mae Flynn had an incredible performance at Lake Sonoma on Saturday, finishing it off by overtaking race leader YiOu Wang in the final 1/4 mile of the race. At the finish line she was offered a Golden Ticket to Western States Endurance Run and she told RD Craig Thornley …

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First half are from mile 24.5 at the junction where runners take a left down to the turnaround. Second set is from a half mile from the finish, right near the paved access road. If you’d like to use a pic, shoot me an email and I’ll get you an …

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IRF/Justin Mock: This week in ultramarathon and trail racing. Ashely Nordell at Peterson Ridge Rumble…whew! Anxious to see what she does next! And that women’s race at Lake Sonoma was bananas. More on that later. And Stringbeans’ FKT’s don’t go down easy, so Paddy’s run in Ireland–though I don’t know …

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Eoin Keith reflects on many of his ultramarathon and trail accomplishments, including his busted shoulder at Barkley. Ageless: More on Gene Dykes. From sub 3hr marathons to ultramarathons, he’s an outlier in a sport of outliers and he’s incredible to watch. And yes, he’s racing on Monday. Speaking of Boston, …

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Bryon/IRF: The Lake Sonoma 50 race is stacked. My thoughts: Every time I bet against Max King I’m proven wrong, but what the hell. My podium has Tom Evans, Gus Gibbs, and Jared Hazen, in no particular order. The ladies: Camille will either win or DNF. If she wins, she’ll …

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Last weekend Gabi Maudiere lined up at American River 50 miler and felt off from the start. She battled stomach issues the whole way, never able to shake the nausea and finally throwing in the towel at mile 42. So what happened? She’s run the distance before. Heck, she’d won …

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Stephanie Case: What makes Barkley so special, what happened this year, and how to succeed in the future. Roche: How does alcohol affect your fitness and performance? Biggest drawback for me wasn’t the booze, but rather finding the motivation the morning after. Trail Runner Mag site is down right now…check …

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Justin Mock/IRF: All the trail and ultramarathon results from this past weekend. What caught my eye:-Olivier Leblond’s 13:34 at Umstead 100 miler. Dang, that’s fast.-Heather Davison winning–and losing–the Shotgun Trail Blast 50k. Wait, what?-Forget the PR Mohican 50k won by URP guest Lee Conner.-I’ll also add the Angry Tortoise 50k …

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Guillaume Arthus joins me to talk about an acronym he’s been using to describe alt-format events in this wacky sport of ours. MEAN stands for Mind – Endurance – Autonomy – Navigation and describes events with increased mental strain, abnormally long distances, many, many hours of alone time, and map …

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DCRainmaker: Is tomorrow Y2K for your GPS device? Health: Amelia Boone and Ellie Greenwood have both been spending time in the pool recently. In this recent study, docs and scientists looked at how swimming and running affect the heart differently. Interesting. East Coast: This Mt Tammany 10 footage is pretty …

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Stulberg: Overcoming fear so you can perform without distractions. TrailSisters: Using kids to reflect on the power of positive self talk. I’m bookmarking this for some pre-race inspiration. Packs/vests: Gear reviewer Sarah is checking out a handful of female-specific hydration vests and wants your input. And oops, looks like LuluLemon’s …

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Run Spirited: Henry chats with one of my favorite people in the sport, Ladia Albertson-Junkans. (Our interview here and story here.) More on her unique relationship with Gabe Grunewald and how she’s preparing for The Big Dance in June. Koop: How to get the best sleep possible. It’s important. Sarah …

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RunBum RD Sean Blanton joined me for a discussion about a call he made this past weekend that I have serious disagreements with. What better way than to discuss the issue on a live call, agree to disagree, then move on to better topics like Barkley, media, sponsors, Anton, podcasts, …

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Justin Mock/IRF: All the trail and ultramarathon results from this past weekend. -The women’s race at Georgia Death Race looked awesome, but according to this report, there may have been some unintentional wrong turns up front that drastically changed the course/outcome. Not sure how much RD Sean Blanton knows, but …

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You’ve read a lot of Matt Fitzgerald’s articles on these pages and heard him in 2017 as he prepared for his first ultramarathon. Now read this. It’s taken from his memoir that really shows two things: We don’t know what each other is going through. And how damn important running …

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Training: While training for ultras, it’s important to be wary of overtraining and to focus on recovery. Here’s a good primer on how to not screw up your progress. Science: Woman in UK doesn’t feel pain and has no fear. The article talks about her ability to undergo dental work …

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Don’t be stupid: John Kelly (interview) opines on needlessly putting yourself at risk and why that’s a bad idea. Science: Want to live longer? Run more. Kids: Thirteen year old runs qualifying race at Black Canyon 100k. The article curiously states that it’s “unclear if there is an age minimum …

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The US Trail Team has been announced and is looking pretty stout. They’ll race against the rest of the world in Portugal in July. Morning Shakeout: Curious about the new rules about the start and pro finisher requirements at Boston? Mario breaks it all down with neat excellent history of …

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Where Ryan Lange lacks in raw leg speed or a monster VO2 max, he makes up for in enthusiasm for the trails. Ryan’s 21, lives in Jersey, and besides running 200s, also likes to DJ at EDM events and hunt white tail deer. In a sport made of people with …

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Justin Mock/IRF: All the results from this weekends ultramarathon and trail races. What stood out to me:-Nine Trails was about what I expected. Fast Cowboys and the ladies duking it out.-I gotta say this gently, but I’m surprised by the light field at GDR this year. Seems like a great …

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Koop: Eight things ultramarathon runners can do to improves performance without taking any additional steps. It’s a non-hack hack and there’s great stuff in there. Stulberg/Magness: What you do is not who you are. This is a common problem for people in our sport–including yours truly–because training and participating for …

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Off season: What should athletes do in the ‘offseason’? Jason Schlarb writes about what his downtime looks like. Books: Track and Field has a “best book” award that highlights words done by and about runners and running. With the increase in MUT books on the market, it’d be neat if …

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Kami Semick was at the top of her game 10 years ago, ran for a few years, then stopped completely. Now she's back at it, but with an entirely new outlook on racing.

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Sabrina Little/IRF: Important piece on the trapping of vainglory in our sport and how it can affect us down the road. I’d love for her to dive a bit deeper into how the need for social media attention intersects with vainglory and how it’s changing the ethos of outdoor adventuring. …

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IRF/TWIR: Justin does a great job breaking down the trail running and ultramarathon results from this past week. This is what stood out to me:-Rob Watson’s ultra debut at Chuckanut. Anxious to see what he learned and what he’ll do next. Dude’s a stud and has potential to really shake …

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