Tagged Ultramarathon

Seasons

The universe operates in terms of cycles – or seasons as I like to call them. This applies to obvious things in our environment – like the changing weather throughout the year; as well as other things like relationships that come – and go – and then come back together again, businesses that thrive – …

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White River 50 Mile Ultramarathon 2011 Race Report

The White River 50 Miler was totally awesome. I signed up for the race many months ago, but the week prior if you asked me if I was going to run it, I would have laughed at you. I was dealing with a few injuries and still not recovered from Ironman CDA. However, a subtle …

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Endurance

Life is a marathon and not a sprint. Even more correctly stated, life is an ultra-marathon and not a sprint. Ultra-marathons are often held on rugged terrain in all kinds of weather and conditions. It’s rare when you run an ultra non-stop from start to finish. Pacing is critical. You learn to take advantage of …

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Copper Canyon Ultramarathon 2011 Adventure & Race Report

I shouldn’t call this a race report since the objective was less about racing and more about experiencing the culture and the beauty of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. Arriving at the starting point of the race involved 2 flights, a 2+ day ride in a van and an 18 mile rugged and hot …

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How to Run 50 Miles: Part II – Beyond Pure Fitness

Read Part I Here. I’m going to expand on the first principle I stated in Part I, that I think the outcome for endurance events are more driven by factors beyond raw fitness than of fitness itself. Nutrition, mental focus, pacing, gear and other factors are just as (if not more important) than how high …

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2011 Race Calendar

This year I am getting back in racing. It’s been a number of years (since 2003 in fact!) since I’ve trained with any kind of regularity and raced while caring about place/time. It’s motivating to have clear goals again, and I’m looking forward to learning from many years of mistakes (I guess we call that …

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Ron Herzog 50K Race Report

Yesterday I did my longest and toughest run ever, the Ron Herzog 50K (which ended up being around 32 miles, a little more than 50K). I stumbled upon it a week ago while looking for trail runs online and decided to give it a shot. This is a small race and when I showed up …

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World class ultrarunner Scott Jurek running with Arnulfo a few years ago before the Copper Canyon Ultra. Source: barefootted.com

5 Simple Tips For SuperHuman Endurance

I’ve been fascinated with the study of endurance for years. I am always amazed at people who are able to endure and outlast more than anyone else. In the case of endurance, the best study is through direct personal experience. In my own experiences of pushing my edge –  whether through racing Ironman Triathlons, cycling …

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David Goggins – The Long Run

“When you think you are about ready to quit….you’re only at 40% of your potential” – David Goggins If you like this video short by L-Studio, you can read more David at his website. He is an active member of the  Navy Seals and avid ultra-marathon runner and triathlete. He took up endurance running fairly …

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