The Great Sock Debat...

In early January we at trailandultrarunning.com hatched a brilliant idea to approach several sock companies during the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT to see if they they wanted to participate in a mass sock company review … Read the...

Interview with Coach...

There’s something to be said about learning things the hard way, and for California competitive triathlete Andy Sulak nothing could be closer to the truth. He has limited lung function due to a bout of childhood pneumonia.  He had knee … Read the...

5 Things That Could ...

  My disaster races have proven to be where I learn the most and add to my ever increasing bag of tricks.  While not exhausted these are my most valuable arrows in the quiver.   1. Pickle Juice – as … Read the...

Ultra-aggrandized Mar25

Ultra-aggrandized

A few weeks ago on The Ultra List, a discussion was started titled, “Purse Money in Ultras.” Over the last two years, I have been one of the biggest opponents of such a trend in our sport. This discussion, however, … Read the...

4 Powerful Lessons F...

Editors note: If you haven’t had a chance to follow Vanessa on her “Nomadic” journey, check out her blog at vanessaruns.com. Also, don’t forget to take a look at her new book “The Summit Seeker“, with a … Read the...

Zion 100 & Bryc...

  I had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Gunn this week.  Matt is the race director for both the Zion 100 and Bryce 100 Ultra Marathons.  Here’s a snapshot for each of these races.    Zion 100 Date:  Friday … Read the...

Moving Up the Pack –...

I plan to spend the next few weeks discussing three different strategies targeted to help you ‘move up the pack’. Whether you are a back of the pack runner who simply wants to stay further ahead of time cutoffs, or … Read the...

Fuego y Agua 2013

“Fuego y Agua”; For those that don’t “habla espanol” it translates to “Fire and Water”. Now I think I know how this event got it’s name. This is an ultramarathon and extreme endurance event (held in Nicaragua) that I … Read the...

Feel the Fear and Don’t Do It Anyway Mar06

Feel the Fear and Do...

I’ve never been smart enough to do what’s good for me. In fact, most of my life, pretty much everyone around me has asked me, “Why?”. Why did I quit practicing law? Why do I run so much? Why did … Read the...

Is Walking the Key to Faster Ultra Marathons? Mar04

Is Walking the Key t...

    Can we walk or hike our way to a faster ultramarathon?  Evidence suggests that walking (fast hiking, walking or power hiking) may just be the key to finishing ultra marathons faster for those with an average pace of … Read the...