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“I love running in places I’ve never been to before”, says Spanish ultrarunner Nύria Picas

Transgrancanaria 2014  (Photo: Carlos Días-Recio)

By Verena Levy If there was one thing I knew about Nύria Picas, it was that between her job as a firefighter, her family and her training is the fact that she clearly has very little time to attend media interviews. In order to make this easier for her

UltraRunning April 2014

  • Heart Rate Homework by Ann Trason
  • Races As Training Runs by Ian Sharman
  • The Extra Stuff by Ellie Greenwood
  • GPS and Heart Rate Monitors Review by Donald Buraglio
  • Movies that Inspire by Dean Karnazes
  • Cookbooks for the Endurance Athlete by Sunny Blende
  • The Equalizer by Rob Krar
  • ULTRA Tracking Study by Marty Hoffman
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Ian Sharman

Races As Training Runs

Races can be very useful training arenas as alternatives to solo long runs. There’s certainly a tendency for ultrarunners to race a lot more frequently than the traditional spring and fall marathon, so what’s the best way to incorporate races for training purposes?

Gary Cantrell

Habits Or The Trick Of Running Every Day

There really is no big secret to improve our results as ultrarunners. For all the time and energy we expend on nutrition, gear, cross training, and other peripheral aspects of the sport; in the end our results are a direct reflection of our training mileage. And the biggest obstacle to accumulating the mileage necessary to achieve the results we desire is inconsistency.

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Circuit Training Routine – The Equalizer

By Rob Krar Like most things in life the past few years, I somewhat stumbled upon my circuit routine early in 2012. I had just returned to running and racing after nearly 2½ years away from the sport. A few years earlier, too many miles and too little

Karl Hoagland

Springtime for Ultrarunners

For ultrarunners spring is a time for training and preparing for all of the audaciously long and arduous things we do on trails, roads and tracks.  It is a time for putting in the work so we can meet our goals at upcoming races – whether those goals ar

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Race Preview – The Bighorn Trail 100

The Bighorn Trail 100 is Wyoming’s signature ultra and well worth the trip out to the uniquely beautiful Bighorn Mountains. The race begins in narrow Tongue River Canyon with weird rock formations above and a river flowing by below. You emerge from the

Ann Trason

Ask Ann: Heart Rate Homework

The key to getting the most out of using a heart rate monitor is understanding that your heart is unique. While there is a wide range of possibilities to use your heart rate monitor for your training and racing, I recommend starting simply.