by Sarah Koszyk, M.A., RDN, Registered Sports Dietitian/Nutritionist Success. Completion. Accomplishment. Congratulations, you’ve just finished running an ultramarathon, most likely about 31, 50 or 100 miles. The time it took you to run could have been 6 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours or even 6 days! You are elated, enlightened and extremely exhausted. But you
By Nancy Shura-Dervin, RD At the Bulldog 50K Ultra Run, we expect surprises but none were to come this year! The 23-year-old ultra run was a perfect day for 490 trail runners, 175 of whom were running the 50K. In only his fourth 50K, 25 y/o Will Guzick set his own PR for the 50K
The Cloudsplitter 100, Kentucky’s first 100-mile trail race, took place on Pine Mountain the weekend of October 4-5. In true Appalachian fashion, the race started out with a bang from a black powder rifle. Some 156 participants among the four distances ran from Elkhorn City up the mountain on old, rough and rugged pioneer roads and through dense rhododendron thickets.
“What the hell?” was the only sentiment I could muster as we sat staring blankly through the early morning darkness at the very large tree blocking our path. I had planned for many contingencies; this wasn’t among them. Dennis Deane has been helping at our events since the very first one. Together we have worked through any number of race day snafus, but this one left us, well, stumped.
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,
With the ever-increasing interest in the sport of ultrarunning has come an explosion of prospective entrants for certain races. This popularity has race directors resorting to lotteries, wait lists and other measures, in some cases just short of asking entrants for their firstborn for entry into their events.