Proper Sequencing of Your Ultra Marathon Race Goals
Jul31

Proper Sequencing of Your Ultra Marathon Race Goals

Are you sequencing your ultra marathon racing goals something like this: 1.  Break X time for the ultra 2.  X + one hour as a backup goal 3.  Salvage the race with X + two hours If not you, it certainly was me and 90% of the runners I’ve run with and coached.  And, I did a lot to promote this type of goal setting over the years. In hindsight, I put so much pressure on myself to hit certain times that I ignored my own body and...

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90 Percent
Jul30

90 Percent

“Ten Percent of running an Ultramarathon is the actual running, the other 90 Percent is mental.” Over the last decade, there have been many films produced and released that try and capture the essence of Ultra running. Most, if not all, of these films capture the grueling physical toll on running great distances itself, or put on the display the actual race itself. So few of these films truly capture the essence of the...

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Donut Champion Runs Badwater: Interview with Brian Recore
Jul29

Donut Champion Runs Badwater: Interview with Brian Recore

The Badwater 135 is considered by some to be the “toughest foot race” on the planet. Not everyone would agree…but I believe everyone would acknowledge that running 135 miles on asphalt, through Death Valley in 100-125 degree heat is no easy task. I’ve crewed and paced at Badwater twice. The race is unlike any other I have every participated in.  In large part, the consensus among those participating in this...

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We Are The 99%
Jul26

We Are The 99%

“We know where we are. Trust us, we know exactly where we are. We are ten hours behind you, that’s where we are. You see, we are the ‘grinders’, the middle and back-of-the-packers. We are the 99%.”

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David Green 110% Play Harder Badwater Interview
Jul26

David Green 110% Play Harder Badwater Interview

David Green is the CEO of 110% Play Harder compression and recovery gear. I was fortunate enough to get some time to talk to David before his first attempt at Badwater earlier this month. David has one of those spirits that make you want to push a little harder and think a little bigger. His energy is contagious and it shows in his passion to compete and in his work.  David finished Badwater in 39:23. Below is our discussion as he...

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