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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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The brand rabbit is still relatively new on the running apparel scene and I’ve been eager to check out their clothing since their launch. Over the winter I tested a short sleeve tee-shirt (exclusively indoors), a long-sleeve shirt, and a cold-weather jacket. ez-tee rabbitKNIT This short-sleeve tee is made of …

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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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Excellent piece by Alastair Humphreys on the changing definition of adventure and how it fits into our lives. UR Mag: The basics of running your first hundred miler. Brrrrr.: Jill shares a day in the life of an adventurous woman in Nome, Alaska. Cheater: I wouldn’t even know how to …

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TrailSisters: How to be an awesome aid station captain. College Admission Scandal: Good analysis on the struggle and messaging of prep sports. I’d add…let’s also feel for those real student athletes who worked their butts off for an athletic scholarship, only for that spot to go some pampered kid. NYT …

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Miguel Ordorica has paced and crewed Kaci Lickteig in most of her races since she hit the ultra scene. What's he learned along the way?

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Morning Shakeout: Mario Fraioli does an excellent job of breaking down the new OT and IAAF standards. Adharanand Finn has been tweeting about it all morning too…good points about why this is a bad move for the sport. Nature is awesome: Death Valley NP has a new lake and the …

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iRunFar: Weekend round up of all the trail and ultramarathon events from around the world. Highlights for me include seeing Alex Varner back at the ultra distance and Katie Arnold bagging a 50k win in the Bay (more on her later.) Fast Women: And here’s a deeper dive into all …

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Amby Burfoot: Read this excellent bio about “Fast Eddie Rousseau” who at 79 is still going strong. He’s been running since 1957(!), has incredible wisdom and has a great story about why he started running in the first place. h/t SteelTownRunner iRunFar: Great look at Tejas Trails RDs Joe and …

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iRunFar/Torrence: As the spring/summer season approaches, we need to know how to recover and train in between our busy race calendars. The Caster Semenya and trans athlete discussions are complex. Here’s a great piece by Irish reporter Cathal Dennehy that addresses it in a fair and non-emotional manner. Anxiously awaiting …

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Justin/IRF runs down all the trail and ultramarathon results from this weekend. My quick takes: The Way Too Cool men’s race gave a preview of what to expect at Lake Sonoma. All three podium finishers (Costales, Gibbs, Mogavero) will be lining up in Healdsburg in six weeks. Whoa. The women’s …

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Overview of the COROS APEX GPS Watch: The COROS APEX is a sleek GPS watch with great battery life at a solid value. Overall, I think it’s a great option to consider if battery life and price are the two most important factors you are considering. The APEX is the …

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A guide to all the all you can eat buffets along the Appalachian Trail. In other news, I discovered a new (to me) Indian place near my house and my life will never be the same. American football player’s wife and another model get busted for cheating at half marathon. Savannah reviews the NB Zante for kids. How darn cool is that? Beer can/bottle art is probably my favorite type …

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Good article about saboteurs intentionally remarking trail race courses. These people probably don’t realize how dangerous it is to mess with a race course like this. We’ve had the issue in California and I gotta admit, I think it’s somewhat self-inflicted. While I love the growth of our sport, other …

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Dani Moreno (HOKA/rabbit) lined up for her first trail ultramarathon last week and ran away with the USATF 50k Trail Championship title. Nice work for her first ultra! Want to hear more about her training and whether we’ll see her at more ultras? Make no mistake, Dani Moreno’s no newbie …

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Video recap of Black Canyon 100k is complete with his dad wiping his nether regions. Of course it’s The Mocko Show. And from the opposite end of the spectrum, an ode to the BOPers. Bookmark this: David Laney details an entire series of trail workouts. Have you tried the Beyond …

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Justin Mock/IRF run down the top trail and ultramarathon results from this past week. Jasper Halekas? There’s a name from the past! Glad to see him back. And Kaytlyn Gerbin continues her incredible string of finishes. Special congratulations to Candice Burt for finishing third overall (1st F) at the inaugural Delirious West 200 miler in Australia last week. …

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You can have the most beautiful sculpted calves, the highest V02 max, and an iron stomach, but if you don’t have mental toughness, you will not succeed in ultramarathons. Here’s a good piece by Roche about how to increase and maintain yours. Tourist climbers are trashing Everest base camp, so …

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Skechers updated Razor 3 is the perfect daily road training shoe for runners who like a fair amount of protection and cushion…yet… it’s light enough to double as a racing shoe. With the word SPEED printed on the outside of each shoe, it’s pretty obvious that the Razor 3 is …

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Matt Daniels will be the first sub 4 minute miler to line up for Western States Endurance Run this June. In his first 100k last weekend, Matt won a Golden Ticket by leading from early on in the race and he’s ready to bite off even more this summer. With …

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Funny video: Twenty thoughts we have at the start of a race. I’ll add: “I’m going to go out slow, but if I feel good in the first few miles, I’ll ditch my pacing plan and hope for the best.” (This, inevitably, ends up in disaster every time.) Cory and …

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Jenn Shelton took on the iconic Sierra High Route last year and did it in Jenn fashion: She brought a fly rod and caught a fish in each of the five sections. She’s got the trail running part down but sounds like she’s struggling with the kill and clean a …

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Under Armour is still a new contender in the trail running market, and the Horizon BPF is a solid performer. At first glance you might think it’ll be a heavy and stiff, yet the weight is super reasonable for an overall trail shoe that’ll take you from crushed gravel to …

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Most people in the US have today off for President’s Day. Happy Monday! Turns out to be a pretty slow news day in the land of MUT running too. What’s the state of the OCR industry, and what are the trends for the road racing scene? I’d love to see …

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Press conference with Travis Kauffman, the mountain lion dude. Wow, what a composed and cool guy! A one minute encounter with a cat would be horrific, and his went on for ten times that long…incredible! Life goals: Send kids off to college and run a hundred miler with my wife. …

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A podcast without a guest! I run down some of the top MUT stories from the week. Links: Jeff Browning’s strength routine. Ethan Newberry’s new race in Washington…Tiger Claw! Ryan Sandes’ Tarawera Report Kelly Agnew’s latest problem: Stealing from his employer. More on his problem cheating in ultras. More on the Piece of String race. This Week …

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Remember a few years ago when Kelly Agnew was popped for cheating by hiding in the outhouse near the start/finish at multiple ultramarathons? Apparently his dishonesty wasn’t limited to sports. Parodies are especially funny when they really nail a specific element of truth. Read this about this old guy’s marathon …

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 “Look, sort your sh*t out. In Ultras you go through highs and lows. This is a low. Get out of it.” —Great essay by Ryan Sandes about the emotional struggles he faced before and during Tarawera. Not sure this is a function of Hong Kong’s bureaucracy, the fast growth of …

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Justin’s This Week in Running lays down all the ultramarathon and trail results from the past week. Notable to me: Uli Steidl is running Fourmidable next weekend! Wow, anxious to see how he does. Camille’s Tarawera run was pretty damn impressive. She still struggles with technical terrain (as do I!), …

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Short and sweet news day today. Amy Clark is new Editor of Ultrarunning Magazine and she gets it. She gets that the future of our sport–the future FKT holders, the future UROYs, and the future consumers–are starting their running careers at their local elementary schools and are ready to rip. …

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John Kelly finished Barkley in 2017. (Remember the orange hat?) How does that translate to a 200 miler? Follow along live as he’s leading the Lone Star 200 right now. Take a minute to watch this breathtaking video about long distance open water swimmers. Runner’s World asks whether the trail …

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Crewing a hundred mile ultramarathon is tough and tiring, especially when it’s their first hundred, and especially when it’s at Western States. It’s hard keeping up with Mike Wardian’s World Marathon Challenge, but yesterday he dropped at 2:56 in Madrid for the win. Incredible. An interesting take on how strict …

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As rain and cold cover much of the country, maybe now’s a good time to learn how to use that clothesrack treadmill in your garage. Speaking of the cold, if we’re out running and it’s cold, this guy won’t hesitate to slice you open like a Tauntaun and warm himself …

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Justin/IRF breaks down all the trail and ultramarathon results from this weekend. A few things that stand out: Magda’s win at 9 Dragons. Never a good idea to bet against her if she’s on the start line. Laney at Rocky Raccoon. Nice to see him back on the podium. Frozen …

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Ben brings the details (and clears up any confusion) in his review of his favorite HOKA road shoe ever: The HOKA ONE ONE Mach 2. Follow along right this way...

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After a bit of success in road races, track events, and some wins in XC, Kenya’s hosting it’s first trail running championship. Read this: What makes a long run suck, but why you do it anyways. Check out our latest podcast with Amy Puzey: Amy’s training went right, her predictor …

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Amy Puzey lined up at Houston Marathon after a perfect block of training, but when the gun fired, she fell apart. What happened, and how can she prevent it next time?

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Sarah offers relationship and sex advice for endurance athletes who spend a lot of time away from their spouses. Interesting move that may or may not have implications to the MUT space: Tough Mudder OCR races no longer handing out cash prizes. Here’s the reddit AMA Camille Herron did last …

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Koop: Interval training for ultramarathon success. Big thanks for all the cookbook recommendations yesterday! I’ve ordered Cookie and Kate and Oh She Glows. Henry highlights Ellie and Tyler Fox and the lessons they’ve learned from David Roche, starting with don’t be afraid of failure. Here’s our interview with Ellie from …

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Justin/IRF runs down all the results from the trail and ultramarathon events from this past weekend. And not an ultra, but worthy of a mention: From the excellent Fast Women Newsletter by Alison Wade: Competing against professional runners, Katelyn Tuohy broke the high school indoor 3,000m record on Saturday, running …

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'"I highly recommend picking up the Ledlenser Neo10R. and do not think you will be in any way disappointed by the purchase. It's a high quality, high output light, for a fraction of the price of more well known brands."

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MORE OF THIS PLEASE. Get out of your echo chamber, get onto the trails, and recognize that differing opinions are what keeps life interesting. NCAA Champ Dani Jones writes a note to her younger self and it’s excellent. Business-wise, I’m happy for RD Paul and his family. As a race …

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Brittany Peterson joins Sarah and I to talk about her recent win at Bandera and Golden Ticket win. How will she translate her skyrunning skills to The Big Dance? We'll see in June!

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Beyond dry January, more people are moderating or abstaining from alcohol, forcing bars and manufacturers to change their game. More NA beers! Check out our latest interview with Jim Walmsley. We talk about the physical and mental training going into Houston Half Marathon, internet hype, why he eschews coaches, what …

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How many people win UROY and qualify for the Olympic Trials in the half marathon in the same year? Not many. Jim shares his story right this way---->

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