Training and Racing
For those of you who are totally lean, terrific fat burners and never have any GI issues, stop reading this article. But for those of you who want to become, in the words of former fitness expert Covert Bailey, a “better-butter-burner,” read on.
2014 is almost here. It’s the time of year to reflect back on the past one and look forward to next. And it’s time to do it quickly.
Ian lays out tactics for optimizing your performance for racing multiple ultras with less than a month between.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana In developing a training program for Western States, it is instructive to look first at the reasons why runners do not make it to the finish line. The most common reasons are: • heat and dehydration • “my quads are shot” •
by Roy Stevenson With the hot summer months looming up on us, it’s time to review the single most serious threat to a runner’s life – heat. It has a higher fatality rate than sudden death (heart attacks), or being killed by automobiles while running. And it sidelines thousands of runners during their competition with
Ultrarunning is full of intense and vivid experiences. Think of padding down a trail through a foggy drizzle all alone, deep in a redwood forest. Think of pushing yourself up a steep slope one step at a time, utterly beat up and just this side of quitting. Think of the moment you turn that last