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Your First Ultra – You Can Do It

By David Horton So, you’re thinking about doing an ultra or looking for a new challenge? Completing an ultra may be the perfect goal for you. You may be thinking, “but I haven’t even completed a half marathon or a marathon.” Most folks believe you should do a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or marathon before even

Transgrancanaria 2014  (Photo: Carlos Días-Recio)

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

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, I did not hesitate for a

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 respect for my body found myself injured

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 are completion of new distances, new events