Rethink Running
Apr02

Rethink Running

Hi, Craig here, head of daily operations at TrailAndUltraRunning.com (TAUR). For those of you who are on Twitter and follow me (@ultracraig) you’ve probably noticed a little project of mine I’ve been working on in 2014. Each day I post a tweet titled “Rethink Running:”. In each of these tweets I share some simple insight into our world of trail and ultra running and what makes it and running special. My...

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How to Be an Ultra Runner
Mar31

How to Be an Ultra Runner

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Blood, Mud, Pain, and Passion: This is Ultra
Mar31

Blood, Mud, Pain, and Passion: This is Ultra

This one is not for you veterans. You already know what this is about. It’s your experience…your memories, your pain.  After a while, ultra becomes a part of who you are. If you do it long enough, you think it’s normal. We are all capable of so much more…unlimited potential. It’s not about fame or fortune. It’s not about shiny medals or beer gardens. The possibility of failure is always upon us. After all, without the...

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Redemption – Antelope Island Buffalo Run March 21 2014
Mar27

Redemption – Antelope Island Buffalo Run March 21 2014

By Matthew Van Horn On my first attempt to complete the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run 2012, I had decided to quit at mile 65. I was walking up the road to the next aid station, where I intended to sit in a chair, get warm, and call my wife to take me home. With the decision to quit, I was no longer moving with a purpose other than to get to where I needed to be to quit. Other racers and their pacers passed me, and I envied...

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Are you a mouth breather?
Feb14

Are you a mouth breather?

Being late to the game, I’m only now reading Scott Jurek’s “Eat and Run,” which I have really enjoyed. In the book he brings up breathing through your nose while running and its benefit. I had an immediate flashback to my high school cross country coach telling me that breathing through my nose was better – but I never tried it – finding it way harder to breathe exclusively from my nose. After being...

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In The End, It’s All About The Results
Feb12

In The End, It’s All About The Results

By Emir Dedic For many, running will always be just that – running. For health, for personal enjoyment, for fun. However, in our crazy money driven society, running will also always be about the results. It starts at an early age with track and x-country meets. It keeps on through high school and college and beyond. In those early days, there is no money involved, but there is that yearning for the result, for the need to be first,...

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The Golden Ticket
Feb07

The Golden Ticket

by Zac Marion As I pulled up to the Soldier Hollow Lodge, I was not looking forward to sitting through a lottery drawing for the next couple hours…especially for a race where I didn’t even have a ticket in the proverbial hat. It’s not that I didn’t respect the course for the challenging, beautiful and legendary race that it is, but personally I just didn’t have any desire to run the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run. Everyone else...

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Tips for Planning a Race or Organized Run
Jan27

Tips for Planning a Race or Organized Run

I never thought that I would be the organizer of a fat ass run in my lifetime, let alone one that would get the attention that it did. Looking back, I had some great lessons learned that could apply to anyone hoping to plan a race/fatass run in the future. Know what you want the event to be like. Do you want it to be official? Do you want it to be a fat ass? Should there be shirts? Medals? What time of year do you want it to occur?...

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