Darn Tough SocksR...

I’ve never accredited myself with being too smart. I have a tendency to run longer than most people work in a day. That’s a lot of abuse on my feet (and relationships). When it comes to my footwear and my … Read the...

Quest of Endurance: ...

Tim Lawson is an old soul in a young body. Just 26 years old, Tim embodies the spirit of so many of our most veteran ultra athletes. He chooses the timed track events as his test of endurance, embracing … Read the...

Race Report: Big Hor...

I was incredibly excited to attend this years Big Horn Trail Races in Sheridan, WY. I had heard a lot about these races through the ultra-community over the years, and the event serves as one of the races that qualifies … Read the...

Kickin’ Ass on...

At about mile 40 in the Leadville Trail 100 mile ultramarathon, runners hit a virtual brick wall. Commonly known as, “Hope Pass”, ultrarunners in the notorious “Race Across the Sky” enjoy a heart-pounding ascent at grades as high as 21%. … Read the...

Post-Surgery Update

<— See those feet? There are no running shoes on them. I’m 6 weeks post-surgery (I had a torn labrum repaired on 5/9), and just saw my orthopedic surgeon for a checkup. He says everything looks great, which is good … Read the...

Driven Crazy Jun20

Driven Crazy

   Editors Note:  After this article was submitted Missing Nail’s wife was involved in a collision with a car.  She was on her bike and the driver (ticketed) said she never saw her. Dear Mr. Car Manufacturer: Have you ever … Read the...

How Does Endurance R...

I got a question from a reader recently as to whether endurance running — specifically marathon running — has any impact upon lactation. This is a somewhat sticky question to answer, because the set of lactating female runners is small. … Read the...

The Ultra Marathon Pinole Espresso Buzz Bars Jun13

The Ultra Marathon P...

The recipe below was graciously provided by Alex Bridgeforth, a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.  Thank you Alex for allowing us to repost this on our site.  Lieutenant Bridgeforth’s information is provided at the bottom of the post. … Read the...

Vitamin D And Calciu...

The sport of ultramarathon is one of the most equalizing with regard to gender in the athletic world, with women often beating men even among the elite. This equality with regard to performance, however, doesn’t extend to physiology. In ultra-distance … Read the...

Running at Maximum Potential After 40 Jun11

Running at Maximum P...

Because I’m an older runner, I get a lot of questions from clients about how to continue to improve as a runner after the age of 40.  Once I get over being offended (just kidding – I really don’t get … Read the...