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Rachel Nypaver chasing sunspots with a friend on the trail. Photo: Steve Hawthorne

Running: Just Another Addiction?

by Rachel Nypaver Running is often called an addiction – both by the running critics (aka wannabe runners) and by runners themselves. They say you can even get “high” from the pure act of running. So is running a drug? And should it be classified with addictions to sugar, crack, sex and alcohol? Then again,

Ronald Bowman (race report author) at the start.

69 Miles/Two Days Across The British Countryside

The idea of doing this iconic event sprang up a few weeks after the Trans Rockies multi-day run in 2013 – after the brain had suppressed the pain of that undertaking. But then a fi ve-day stay in the ICU at Johns Hopkins hospital after a “cardiac event” in December put a lot more than just completing this event into question for me.

Whistler 50 Ultra

by Ron Adams Mild, misty weather greeted the runners at the start of the Whistler 50 Ultra, followed by nearly perfect running weather with some sunny breaks later in the day.  This year Whistler again was the host race for the ACU (Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners) 50 Mile trail championship. Roy Kok of Vancouver led

2014 Ultra Race of Champions

by Alyssa Godesky With the Ultra Race of Champions occurring two weeks earlier than previous years, it seemed we may beat the snow in Colorado; of course, that wasn’t the case! Runners awoke on UROC morning to a dusting of snow at the peaks around Copper Mountain, where the 2014 course was being run. The

Jumpstart Your Recovery

There’s no shortage of products that promise to accelerate recovery. Sure, they might work, but first you have to buy them, which means (a) spending money and (b) either going all the way to the store or waiting days for your order to arrive. But did you know there are plenty of strategies to speed up and improve recovery that are absolutely free and don’t require any equipment?

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Hard Lessons for a Leadville Trail 100 Rookie

I’ve always told our kids that our true character comes through in how you deal with life’s setbacks, rather than how you respond when things are going great. I, unfortunately, had the opportunity to “practice what I preach” in Leadville this past August. I learned in no uncertain terms that the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. On a beautiful sunny day in the Colorado Rockies the Leadville Trail 100 chewed me up and spit me out. Period.