The Great Sock Debate – Preview
Mar29

The Great Sock Debate – Preview

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 titled the Great Sock Debate. We were shocked at how many companies wanted to participate. After much consideration and deliberation we whittled the number down to six companies which we will...

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Interview with Coach Andy Sulak; The Range of Motion
Mar27

Interview with Coach Andy Sulak; The Range of Motion

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 reconstruction surgeries a few years back after years of playing soccer and repeated injuries. A chance snowboarding accident left him with a separated shoulder and more time to consider his options....

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5 Things That Could Save Your Next Race
Mar26

5 Things That Could Save Your Next Race

  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 we reported last year there’s evidence surrounding the power of pickle juice to eliminate muscle cramps once they occur. I and others have tested this repeatedly during the last 8 months with almost miracle like...

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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, was one I’d not typically seen and it really helped me come to an epiphany based on the author’s thoughts as well as some of my own over the last 24 months. It was one of those; “the world seems a bit brighter now,”...

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4 Powerful Lessons From a Nomadic Life
Mar19

4 Powerful Lessons From a Nomadic Life

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 review here on Trail and Ultra Running coming soon!  -MW I am writing this from a picnic bench at Thunderbird Conservation Park in Glendale, Arizona. I’m surrounded by hills, littered with trails...

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