Drymax Lite Trail Ru...

During the summer I received 2 pairs of Drymax socks; one pair from the Outdoor Retailer Show and another at the Speedgoat 50k.   They failed my all important softness test when I handled them.  (This is how I evaluate everything … Read the...

Running Shoe Malprac...

For years now, while in local running stores, I’ve watched as store associates have placed runners onto one of their many treadmills. From here I watched as the store associates instruct runners to run “normal” all the while they tinkered … Read the...

3 Unique Alternatives for the Off-Season Dec15

3 Unique Alternative...

For most of us race season is over and we get to spend a few months during the winter going into ultrarunning hibernation. You can’t blame us, for the other 9 months of the year we trained hard and raced … Read the...

Ultra Gear For Succe...

A common question that many first time ultra runners ask is, “What Kind of Gear Do I Need?” This is actually one of the very first set of questions that I asked a veteran ultra runner during the winter of … Read the...

When All Else Fails ...

Note from the Publisher:  If you haven’t followed Carilyn’s Blog you’re missing out.  You never leave without a smile.  Thank you Carilyn! I’ve decided to, once again, do something inadvisable.  I know, none of you are surprised by this.  Doing … Read the...

Through Endurance: P...

           Through Endurance Through endurance, you gain the virtue to conquer impossibility, run without effort, and see places on the earth seldom seen by the human eye. Your mind’s incessant chatter runs silent and you finally hear God with open ears. … Read the...

Flexibility for Perf...

  I recently attended a seminar in foam rolling and stretching. The speaker was Robert Pavletic,  a personal trainer and author of “America’s Field Guide To Fitness”. One of the most useful demonstrations I learned involved the proper technique for … Read the...

UltraMarathon Lottery Season Dec05

UltraMarathon Lotter...

The December 2008 Issue of Trailrunner Magazine included an interesting article on the growth of Ultrarunning titled “Growing Pains.” In the article, author Garrett Graubins discusses the lottery systems that many races were being forced to engage themselves in. “… Read the...

The Subtle Art of Lo...

There are 101 different ways to lose a race; anything from watching the first place person go by you late in the race to settling for a time you know you are better than, to walking off the course and … Read the...

7 Reasons You Think ...

The thought of running an ultra marathon can be daunting. It’s a terribly long and intimidating distance. If you’re a newbie, you have no idea what to expect and ultra runners seem like super heroes. But many people have it … Read the...