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2015 Top Trail Running Shoes for Summer & Fall with Notable Exlusions

Who doesn’t love a sneak peek at the 2015 lineup of our favorite kicks? Lots of fancy new treads out there. Of notable exception is anything from Pearl Izumi, Nike and Salomon… At the Jan.  21-24 Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, numerous running shoe brands showed off their new models that will debut at retail shops this in June or July. Scroll through the photos below to see some of the highlights. (Weights listed are for men’s size 9.0 for reference.) A new flyweight road shoe for faster training and racing, this zero-drop shoe features a slightly...

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Race Report – Volunteering at the Elkhorn Endurance Run

I personally love ‘race reports’ from the volunteer perspective. They really are an incredible and selfless breed. March on volunteers, we love you! A nice, brief account of this volunteers experience at the Elkhorns Endurance Run. by Andrew Cupino I have no race volunteer experience, but the Elkhorn Endurance Run was my first ultra, so it seemed appropriate to be my first volunteer experience as well. In the past two years I had run many a mile through the Elkhorns, so trekking into the Montana backcountry to pump creek water and slice watermelon struck me as a fun task. The...

Kilian Jornet Wins Hardrock 100, Shatters Course Record 0

Hardrock 100 Course Record Destroyed by Kilian Jornet

I have to say that I am a complete nerd and hovered on the iRunFar Twitter account and followed the #hardrock100 hashtag throughout the day. Then I had to head out for a run myself. What an incredible human, then to wait up for Julien because he was lonely and wanted come company.  A wonderful ambassador and story. Of course another fantastic article from Competitor below. Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 trail running race in a course-record 22 hours, 41 minutes, 33 seconds on July 11-12. Photo: Brian Metzler Darcy Piceu won her third consecutive women’s title with another...

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Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run – 2014 Edition

Wow, almost here! Time to watch Unbreakable: The Western States 100, a couple times over the weekend. Who are the bookies putting their money behind this year? Rob Krar? Ian Sharman? Max King? And the ladies; will Pam Smith hold off the likes of Nikki and Amy? Anything can happen. Great little article below. Pam Smith More than 360 runners representing 26 countries will descend on California next week for the 41st edition of the Western States 100, a 100-mile trail race. The race, which starts in Squaw Valley, Calif. on June 28 at 5 a.m. and ends in Auburn,...

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Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20 Review & Video

Here’s a great review of a new pack from Ultimate Direction. Pretty certain this will be another top shelf, ultra-high quality piece of kit that anyone looking for that quick, minimalist hike is going to be pining for. Cheers to the author and click through for the full read. “Fastpacking” – a hybrid of trail running and ultralight backpacking – is an exciting way to explore the trails. While this concept has been around several years now and is growing in popularity the industry hasn’t quite caught up yet with the trend yet. The market is basically segmented between packs...

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Scott Jurek and Ellie Greenwood Sit Down for a Live Q&A with Clif

This definitely has the makings of an ‘ultra’, super fun and informative Q&A with a couple of life long, mid-pack ultra runners. Right, very funny; before the flames appear on this post, we all know these 2 are absolute rock stars in the Ultra world. Completely humble, wonderful human beings and it will be a real treat to have a chance to engage with them for those of us who want to say hi and sling a few questions their way. Join Clif’s Facebook chat Wednesday, April 30 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT hosted by world champ...

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The Bighorn Trail 100 Miler: A Look at this Most Spectacular Race Route

It’s true that for many people, the reason for running these trails is for the incredible views. Seems this race is no exception. Wow, just a remarkable landscape, have a peek through this gallery! Here’s a bit of an excerpt from UltraRunning.com with a link to the article following. One for the bucket list (buckle list?). The Bighorn Trail 100 is Wyoming’s signature ultra and well worth the trip out to the uniquely beautiful Bighorn Mountains. The race begins in narrow Tongue River Canyon with weird rock formations above and a river flowing by below. You emerge from the canyon...

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5 Extremely Sensible Tips for Preparing for your First Ultra Trail Marathon

Concise and focused; that’s what I like in an article like this. This list is a little bit easier to assimilate that the 27 or so that was covered in this post. What are your 5 most precious parts of your ultra training regime? They might just align with those mentioned below. Personally, I’m expecting the hardest part of any ultra by far will be the mental side. I’ve already had challenges with that battle recently so ‘training’ this will be key for my own ultra success. And by success, naturally I mean finishing…

The All Black Altra Lone Peak 1.5 is the Bee’s Knee’s 0

The All Black Altra Lone Peak 1.5 is the Bee’s Knee’s

Souce: Ultra Runner Podcast Let me first say that this is my favorite Ultra related podcast out there. So please go and subscribe to their feed. Mas! The Altra Lone Peak 1.5 is my current long distance trail shoe. It’s stability is incredible, the grip on rock is Spiderman like and the open toe-box allows for a very natural gait. I personally love these shoes and would recommend them to anyone! But read on for the URP review. [URP was contacted to perform a shoe review for Altra Zero Drops, and since Scotty nor I run in flats, we asked...

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28 Tips for Improving Your Ultra Running Experience

This is a fun list of tips for improving your overall ultra running experience. Most of these will directly transfer to road running of course but you’ll figure that out as you drift down the list. I’ve taken a moment to share my own comments for each. Perhaps you can do the same in the comments. Any how, all credit for this piece goes to the original authour here: Mile27 Personal Training