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Seventeen Crazy Hours In the Arkansas Mountains

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by Zach Freeman “Welcome to the dark side of the running world!” my uncle Jay said to me. He was only partly joking, because I did indulge in what many (including those involved) would consider the “dark side of the running world,” running 48 miles of

UltraRunning December 2014

  • Western States Memorial Day Training Runs by Gary Dudney
  • Pacers and Ultrarunners by Joe Uhan
  • Eating for a Positive Mental Edge by Sunny Blende
  • New Rim to Rim to Rim FKT by Charles Scott
  • Gift Guide: Our Favorite Things by Donald Buraglio, MPT
  • The Newcomer’s Guide to Ultrarunning by Ellie Greenwood


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The Emerging Science on Fat Adaptation

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Western States Memorial Weekend Training Runs: So Worth It!

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A Hot Hundred Kay at Cuyamaca

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Update From The Running Event

Last week Cory and I were in Austin, Texas for The Running Event, a tradeshow geared for running specialty retailers. A focal part of the show is the exhibition hall which featured over 100 different running products, services and brands catering to the running market.

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Victor Ballesteros from Victory Sportdesign on their Victory Bags

Victor Ballesteros of Victory Sportdesign talks with us from The Running Event (TRE) on his variety of bags and a few developments on new products coming up for 2015.

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On Change

Other than death and taxes, change is one of life’s big, dark inevitabilities. But unlike the other two, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, even though it is almost always hard at first, it’s something we are best off embracing as a positive,

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Cactus Rose 100

by Joe Prusaitis Cactus Rose celebrated her 8th anniv with a warmer than usual attitude, providing her usual stabs and barbs, a slice here, a cut there, until the entire field of party goers were bleeding a trail down her path. As Lynn Ballard puts it,

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Strava Games

by Matthew Maynard When I was much younger, but still old enough to know better, we used to play a game involving bicycles and trespassing on private land. We would head out from my parents’ house to the top of a hill in Kent somewhere and pick a point