Autumn

The morning light breaks through the thinning canopy and reflects off the amber floor. No sounds but the rhythmic motion of my feet as they crunch through drying yellow and burnt orange. Shadows crisscross the path, their haunting maze revealing … Read the...

Journey To 100 Miles...

Readers, Thanks for taking the time to click on and read this article. It is the first of many that will come from me over the next few months. It is my sincerest hope that the information I am prepared … Read the...

TAURcast Episode 1: ...

TAURcast Episode 1: Hydration TAURcast is TrailAndUltraRunning.com’s very own web show that focuses specifically on Trail and Ultra-Running Topics. Hosted by “Sherpa” John Lacroix (@SherpaJohn) and Co-Hosted by Jerry Armstrong (@EnduranceJer), two veteran Ultrarunners who...

TrailFactor 50k, Hal...

Trail:   A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something Factor:  One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process Put those two together and you have TrailFactor:  A Portland, … Read the...

Clik Elite Sprint DS...

  As an ultra runner and photographer, I like to take my DSLR on some longer trail runs.  Over the years I tried using a large pack but it did not allow me to move fast and comfortably through the … Read the...

Boulder 100 Ultra Ma...

  Name:  Jeremy Ebel Age: 28 Home: Boulder, CO Profession: Electrician UltraMarathons: Leadville 100 – 2010 (29:27), Leadville 100 – 2012 (25:03), Boulder 100 – 2012 (16:15) Average pace for Boulder 100, produced by Gemini Adventures – 9:45/mile *photos …...

Ultra Marathon Training And Weird Food Cravings – What Do They Mean? Oct23

Ultra Marathon Train...

  Okay, I eat a lot of weird stuff.   Part of this is due to plain ol’ laziness.   But part of it is due to really believing that my body will tell me what, and how much, it needs (maybe … Read the...

12 Reasons Handhelds are Better than Hydration Packs Oct22

12 Reasons Handhelds...

  I used to be a die-hard hydration packer, now completely converted to a handheld bottle holder.   For hydration packs, I have used the Nathan and a few different models of UltrAspire.   I now use either Nathan or Ultimate Direction … Read the...

How Far Was That Ultra Again? Oct17

How Far Was That Ult...

  I recently completed a local 100k event that went very well.   After the race I was talking with a couple of other runners and they commented that the course measured short for 100k, closer to 60 miles instead of … Read the...

12 Things I Learned At My First 100K Race Oct16

12 Things I Learned ...

  A few months ago I did something pretty silly and signed up for the Chimera 100 Miler, a race way out of my league.   Instead of backing out, I decided to step up my training and have really … Read the...