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Postby Adam450 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:53 pm

Thanks this is a great post

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Postby Sustain26 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:58 am

http://www.williamsichel.co.uk/

"William is a British and Scottish international athlete and has set multiple ultra distance running records (from 100 miles to 1000 miles) at World, British and Scottish level including age-group records,
classic event records and Guinness World Records"

Sites like these give me a headache; I saw his training video on You tube. And, no, he doesn't run barefoot (yet).
During any successful session, one might and should have a moment of truth, "should I continue or just walk home?". If you don't break down, the same thing might happen a few hundred steps later, but you already dealt with that issue. This usually happens in the second half, anyways. The satisfaction one derives later, when at home, is extremely gratifying, and is a build up like no other to further efforts.
(The "Lord, have mercy!" anecdote.)

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Postby Sustain26 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:25 pm

During any successful session, one might and should have a moment of truth, "should I continue or just walk home?". If you don't break down, the same thing might happen a few hundred steps later, but you already dealt with that issue. This usually happens in the second half, anyways. The satisfaction one derives later, when at home, is extremely gratifying, and is a build up like no other to further efforts.
(The "Lord, have mercy!" anecdote.)

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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:48 pm

This gal's blogs about her 2011 Badwater DOUBLE, are making me cry!

http://alenegonebad.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... ouble.html
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:36 pm

HiPerformanceSpirit wrote:This gal's blogs about her 2011 Badwater DOUBLE, are making me cry!

http://alenegonebad.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... ouble.html

Badwater is an uber lot of planning and work.

http://alenegonebad.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... -race.html
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Sustain26 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b1LzrJeTDg

Just watch this last segment of a film about Badwater 2009.
During any successful session, one might and should have a moment of truth, "should I continue or just walk home?". If you don't break down, the same thing might happen a few hundred steps later, but you already dealt with that issue. This usually happens in the second half, anyways. The satisfaction one derives later, when at home, is extremely gratifying, and is a build up like no other to further efforts.
(The "Lord, have mercy!" anecdote.)

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Wild Runner » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:15 am

a bit of a plug for my own trail and off road running site and forum.

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Postby Chainsaw Baby » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:13 pm

I also call myself Charlie Engle after 3 martinis...
It's a hill. Get over it!

www.runnningchallenged.blogspot.com

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:57 pm

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Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:19 am

I've been meaning to add this here...

Liz Bauer, 53, is planning on running 30 100 milers this year. She's just finished her 15th at the end of May. She kicked off the year with HURT100 and I think she's got Hardrock on her agenda as well. Tough as nails... Her boyfriend Scott Brockmeier joined her in the challenge (though he's not on track to finish 30 this year) is writing a blog and posting race reports of their adventures. She's not much of a writer, but she knows how to tough out a 100 miler and win some of them, too.

http://run30hundreds.blogspot.ca/
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:12 am

The Umstead home page, http://www.umstead100.org/

has a link to a great article about "how to train for and run your first 100" (Word download). I think the info is also good for any other ultra distance newbie. My take away is that I am definitely still a newbie and haven't figured out pain management. I also haven't done 40 mile training runs; so no 100 for me yet.
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:24 am

I am of course NEVER going to run Badwater. but the web page has lots of interesting articles. Some inspiration.

http://www.badwater.com/training/index.html

My inspiration for the day (thought up myself): just because I'm not entered in Badwater doesn't mean I can't become a Badwater athlete. So, I will eat/train/think like "I CAN", period.
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Postby ultraslacker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:42 am

UltraSpirit wrote:I am of course NEVER going to run Badwater. but the web page has lots of interesting articles. Some inspiration.

http://www.badwater.com/training/index.html

My inspiration for the day (thought up myself): just because I'm not entered in Badwater doesn't mean I can't become a Badwater athlete. So, I will eat/train/think like "I CAN", period.


I know of someone looking for more crew members for this year's race, if you are interested. ;)
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:51 am

ultraslacker wrote:
UltraSpirit wrote:I am of course NEVER going to run Badwater. but the web page has lots of interesting articles. Some inspiration.

http://www.badwater.com/training/index.html

My inspiration for the day (thought up myself): just because I'm not entered in Badwater doesn't mean I can't become a Badwater athlete. So, I will eat/train/think like "I CAN", period.


I know of someone looking for more crew members for this year's race, if you are interested. ;)

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:34 am

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Great Hard Rock pacer report:
http://www.seriouscaseoftheruns.com/201 ... eport.html

And this gal writes good reports in general.
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Postby ngcaper » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:49 am

Stumbled on this site it's good if your looking for a beyond marathon race.

http://beyondmarathon.com/
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:05 pm

Do you guys read our own WestGreyRunner's blog?

I can't help but pointing out his awesomeness today:

http://westgreyrunner.blogspot.com/2014 ... -at-y.html
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Sustain26 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:09 am

Yeah, Grey is very active on country roads in winter. Haven't checked the summer archives.

Found a smattering of true trail events local to me in 2014, but the 'pavement pounders' are still the main draw.

Here's a doping story from overseas -

http://www.u-trail.com/77678-dopagemillau/

in French, but the two year suspension is plain to see! The website is chock full of trail stuff!
During any successful session, one might and should have a moment of truth, "should I continue or just walk home?". If you don't break down, the same thing might happen a few hundred steps later, but you already dealt with that issue. This usually happens in the second half, anyways. The satisfaction one derives later, when at home, is extremely gratifying, and is a build up like no other to further efforts.
(The "Lord, have mercy!" anecdote.)

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby AdventureMan » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:27 pm

As a newbie to this forum and a newbie to trail running can I just say how excited I am to see this thread!!! Great idea!

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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:50 pm

I met this lady at an ultra. She walks unbelievable fast:
http://bookladywalker.wordpress.com/

She is probably 66 or 67 now and a prolific racer.
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:00 pm

For some reason, this race report made me cry:
http://www.atrailrunnersblog.com/2015/0 ... 7s+Blog%29

Maybe because I know I'll never do that race; but also because I know that trail and what its like to trip on it.
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Re: trail and ultra blogs and sites

Postby wavygravy » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:19 pm

i find that facebook is a real great resource unto itself. I follow all of my favorite runners, sage canaday, lisa tamati, scott jurek, rob krar, sam gash etc. They all provide great race coverage as well as training video's, it's so wonderful as everyday my page is essentially a who's who of the sports greatest athletes!


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