Reviews

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UltraRunning’s Gift Guide – Our Favorite Things

If you’re looking for an ideal cross section of ultrarunners, we humbly propose that you can’t do any better than the collective staff at UltraRunning magazine. Our coterie of writers, photographers, editors and staffers represent the full spectrum of our sport: from Grand Slam winners and 14-time Western States champions (OK, there’s only one of

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A Comprehensive Review of Recovery Products

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

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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.

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What’s For Dinner? A Review Of Cookbooks For Athletes

If you’ve ever been to my house for dinner, you will soon come to understand that I am a nutritionist and not a chef. My meal planning consists of 1.0 – 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of “consumer” (guest or live-in), somewhere between 250 and 400 grams of carbohydrate (depending on size, what everyone

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Training For Ultra Running By Andy Milroy

Reviewed by Joe Fejes Training for Ultra Running, written and edited by master ultrarunning historian Andy Milroy, is a compilation of ultrarunning training techniques and racing strategies from many of the world’s greatest runners, including Bruce Fordyce, Bernd Heinrich, Cavin Woodward, Don Ritchie, recent double World 100K champion Giorgio Calcaterra and world record holder Takahiro

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Hydration Gear Review Part 2: Back Mounted Pack Systems

by Donald Buraglio Last week we looked at the large variety of handheld and waist-mounted hydration packs on the market in 2013. We also made the general distinction that these packs carry smaller amounts of fluid, and are best suited for shorter runs or long training outings and races with frequent refueling access. When it’s