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
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
Over the past several years, innovations in hydration science have evolved at a somewhat steady rate; it seems like every summer there are advanced formulations, newly discovered ingredients, or enhanced electrolyte blends that promise to improve our performance. For the containers that hold those drinks, however, it was a different story.
Unbreakable: The Western States 100, a film released in December by JourneyFilm, tells the story of the 2010 Western States, which featured a highly anticipated battle between four of the best ultrarunners in the world. The main characters are Kilian Jornet, of Spain, who had never been beaten in an ultra, Anton Krupicka, of Colorado,
reviewed by Tom Adair I was beginning to lose my enthusiasm for running earlier this year: I fell and suffered an injury in Antarctica and my aggressive racing schedule was put on hiatus until the injury healed. I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t my usual self when I laced up my running shoes
Review by Don Allison Those with a knowledge and appreciation of ultrarunning history are most likely aware of Bernd Heinrich’s historic race in The Chicago AMJA 100 Km on October 4, 1981. As a relative unknown at the age of 41, Heinrich blitzed the course and a world-class field to win the race in a