Pickled Feet Runs – How To Go 48
Apr22

Pickled Feet Runs – How To Go 48

The third annual Pickled Feet 48/24/12/6 Hour and 100 Mile Runs were held on March 27-29, 2014 at the beautiful Eagle Island State Park in Eagle, Idaho. The Pickled Feet Ultra Running team has a huge list of things to improve on for next year, but all reports put this as the best year yet. From Jimmy John’s to Panda Express to bacon cheese quesadillas, bacon avocado sandwiches, potato soup, cheesecake, and so much more, the...

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RD Interview: Dirty German Endurance Fest
Apr21

RD Interview: Dirty German Endurance Fest

When I first heard about a trail 50 miler in the Philadelphia city limits, I was shocked and curious. Being in the 5th largest city in the country has its perks, but that doesn’t always include “plethora of trails to run.” There are beautiful trails here, for sure, but none that compare to those out west. I knew that I had to talk with the Race Director (RD) of the race and learn more about the series of races he...

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SPOT Gen3 – Review
Apr18

SPOT Gen3 – Review

SPOT was kind enough to allow us to test and review the new SPOT Gen3 (retail $150) GPS tracking device. This tracking system is not a GPS training watch, nor is it a navigation tool. Its purpose is to allow family and friends to track you along your route over a long period of time, along with sending customer messages and potential distress signals. With their new motion activated tracking system, your SPOT can now run significantly...

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A Short Romp Through the Smokies: Nantahala Hilly Half Race Report
Apr17

A Short Romp Through the Smokies: Nantahala Hilly Half Race Report

As this was my first event after a long, snowy and icy hiatus, I was beyond excited to be able to run again with other people, in an event that would have the requisite local brew AND, as I learned at the end, MARSHMALLOWS and PEANUT BUTTER! What other reasons do you need to run a trail race? Not many, dudes. Not many. Sean Run Bum Blanton, the adventurous, young and hip race director, developed the course so that it would be...

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UltrAspire Quantum Review – Updated
Apr04

UltrAspire Quantum Review – Updated

At the Summer 2012 Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, UltrAspire gave us a sneak peak at an up and coming product – the Quantum – a race inspired waist belt you slip on like shorts, that gives you enough storage for the essentials without the usual hassles of a running belt. I remember liking it enough at the time to want to try and talk them into parting with one of their few demos, but left empty handed yet excited...

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How to Be an Ultra Runner
Mar31

How to Be an Ultra Runner

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Women in Ultras: The Feminine Baddasses
Mar10

Women in Ultras: The Feminine Baddasses

When I recently signed up for the Bighorn 100 I took a minute to scan through the entrants. What I saw was a screen of utter disappointment: 10 pages of male entrants and barely one page of female entrants. For real? C’mon ladies! No, I don’t think ultra-running needs to be the #1 sport for women. Innately it is one of the least feminine sports out there. Let’s face it: it’s a sport filled with farting boys, bloody knees, and crusted...

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Trail and Ultra Welcomes Duncan Callahan
Mar06

Trail and Ultra Welcomes Duncan Callahan

TrailAndUltraRunning.com welcomes Duncan Callahan as our newest contributor! Husband, father, and Champion Ultra-Runner Duncan Callahan brings 7 years of high-level ultra performance and experience to the trails. Duncan began racing ultras in 2007, and came onto the scene with a win at the 2008 Leadville Trail 100. It was Callahan’s first 100-mile victory at Leadville that gave him the confidence to pursue ultra-running and coaching...

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