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Compression And Ultrarunning

Manufacturers make all sorts of claims about the benefits of compression apparel, including improved strength and agility, increased oxygen delivery, decreased lactic acid buildup, more efficient cardiovascular performance … just to name a few. The research behind some of these claims is tricky, and has historically delivered mixed results on the question of whether compression gear functions fully as advertised.

Race Report: Tommyknocker Ultras

by “Sherpa” John Lacroix (RD) The 1st Annual Tommyknocker Ultramarathons took place on Saturday, September 6th in Woodland Park, CO. This also marked the first official race of the new Human Potential Running Series in Colorado’s Front Range. Thirty-Seven runners took to the starting lines on race day. We sent the 100K runners out at 2:00am

Take Me to the River – Overlook Endurance Runs

by Richard Watson Water as salvation. Water as redemption. Water as…oh hell, somebody just give me some water. After leaving the Peachstone aid station (mile 28), all I could think about for the next ten miles was reaching the river crossing. There, for a few minutes, I would lie in its cool embrace – water

HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs: Returning to the mountains

By Eric Ashley I started putting on sunscreen in the dark.  It was 4:30 in the morning, the pitch-black dark pierced only by the headlamps of other runners and the headlights on the cars of occasional latecomers.  The stars glittered above us, Cassiopeia in her chair, the Big Dipper pouring out its water, and Cygnus

HURL Elkhorn…a Volunteer’s Perspective

by Andrew Cupino I have no race volunteer experience, but the Elkhorn Endurance Run was my first ultra, so it seemed appropriate to be my first volunteer experience as well. In the past two years I had run many a mile through the Elkhorns, so trekking into the Montana backcountry to pump creek water and

O24 2014—A Perfect Combination of Wild and Mild

By Keith Flint What a difference a day makes. Only 24 hours before this year’s Outrun 24-Hour Trail Run, it was turning cold and steadily pouring rain on the race director and crew as they prepared for this annual event. The Chapin Forest Preserve in Kirtland, Ohio, like much of the state, seemed unable to