Born to Run Ultra Ma...

  What a fantastic experience!  As with most races, there were some highs, some lows, and some just downright UGLY moments.  But, through it all, I got what I went for – a hard effort before Western States 100,  and … Read the...

Running The Grand Ca...

On May 19th, myself and a few of my ultra running friends woke up with the sun along The Grand Canyon’s North Rim. We had driven 12 hours from Colorado to embark on one of Ultra Runnings true Rights of … Read the...

The Trekking Pole Advantage May29

The Trekking Pole Ad...

As I struggled up the back side of Hope Pass in 2011’s Leadville 100 Mile Ultra, I was incredibly grateful to have my poles in hand. Or was I? In all the years I’ve been running Ultramarathons, The 2011 Leadville … Read the...

Memorial Day trail run with kids May28

Memorial Day trail r...

Last night Sophie said “Mom, can we go for a run tomorrow morning?” My ears perked up.  The obvious answer was YES. We made a plan to go to Doudy Draw where my usual Saturday Morning gang was running.  I … Read the...

Tutu Cute for You May28

Tutu Cute for You

Let me just say I’ve never been a running skirt type of person. They just don’t make much sense to me – so much extra fabric, so little range of movement – and a tutu? Well, that’s utter nonsense. Never … Read the...

Extreme Cross Training: Pole Dancing May26

Extreme Cross Traini...

As ultrarunners, we primarily think of one thing when it comes to our training…Running.  Of course, that has it’s good points. By running all the time, we get stronger and more efficient at that activity. The downside is, … Read the...

Running…On My Knees May25

Running…On My ...

In cycling it’s called the Red Kite Prayer. There’s a red triangle flag that marks the last kilometer of a road race. Once you pass under this flag you are so close to the finish and yet anything can happen. … Read the...

Ultrarunning High: Hypoxico Altitude Training: Part 2 May24

Ultrarunning High: H...

I’ve been sleeping above 10,000ft for two weeks now. Each night, I turn on the generator and zip myself inside the altitude tent.  This incredible experience is provided by Hypoxico Altitude Training Systems.   I’ve slept comfortably, deeply, and awoken each … Read the...

The Chemistry of High-Altitude Running May23

The Chemistry of Hig...

Ever wondered why you breathe harder and faster when you’re working out at a higher altitude than that to which you’re accustomed?  In colloquial terms, we often say that at elevation, the air is thin, or that there’s less … Read the...

Melanie Fryar: Inter...

Melanie Fryar Age: 31 Ht/ Wt: 5’4, 116 Birth State: Texas Sponsors: Champion Shoes: New Balance 101 (“mostly”) Team: Team Traverse Coach: Joe Prusaitis Meet Melanie Fryar. This world-class endurance athlete comes packaged in perfect paradox… On the outside, pig...