50 Shades of Sore: RD Interview
Apr15

50 Shades of Sore: RD Interview

I have been thinking about how to get more involved with the local ultrarunning community. There are several running groups in my area, but due to kids and other obligations, it was always impossible to make group runs or get involved. When a new race popped up on the horizon, hosted by MLC runners (Misery Loves Company), I signed up right away. Not to run, but to give my time back as a volunteer. On April 12, the first annual 50...

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How to Be an Ultra Runner
Mar31

How to Be an Ultra Runner

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24hrs of Palmer Lake: Race Report
Mar31

24hrs of Palmer Lake: Race Report

The inaugural ’24hrs of Palmer Lake’ kicked off this past weekend. First time race director, Israel Archuletta, organized this event and hosted it in the small and historic town of Palmer Lake, Colorado. Archuletta couldn’t find a training event that fit his schedule so he obtained the permits and hosted this race in his hometown. His effort provided an inexpensive, low-key race, where fun was emphasized from...

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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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White Rim 100 – New FKT by Kelly Agnew
Mar09

White Rim 100 – New FKT by Kelly Agnew

Adventure running and the chasing of known FKTs (Fastest Known Times) has nearly become a sport all it’s own. Over the last 18 months there have been more new times set on different routes around the planet than can be counted in one article. Traditional racers are now becoming adventure runners and the standards for long trail runs are being set higher. Kelly Agnew, a prominent 100 mile racer recently turned his sights towards...

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Red Hot Recap
Feb28

Red Hot Recap

By Zac Marion Not so hot (for me) Red Hot 55k This years running of the Red Hot 55K/33K was quite competitive and I had many friends who had great days out on the course. My day was not quite as fortunate. I can’t say it was a bad day, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. To be honest, I don’t know what I expected on the day – I was at least hoping that I would be able to move smoothly and comfortably across the slick rock...

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Skyrunning Series Comes to the US in 2014
Feb11

Skyrunning Series Comes to the US in 2014

By Doug Cassaro Skyrunning. The name alone captured my imagination. I had never heard of skyrunning until I recently read a tweet by 2013 Ultra Grand Slam winner, Ian Sharman, on Twitter. He tweeted how the Skyrunning Series was coming to the US and that he would be in charge of directing it.   A quick Google search landed me at the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) website. “Whoa, so this style of running is for real”, I...

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HURT100 Race Report
Feb06

HURT100 Race Report

I am going to attempt to recall and articulate my “vision-quest-of-a-race” down in Hawaii this past January 18-19, 2014. There is so much time in 100-milers to think about life, to reflect, and to celebrate what we love. There are also times where you think about rational choices and decisions you are making. You know…that little voice in the back of your head? Although sometimes thinking too much- being too “cerebral”, can actually...

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