Nutrition Experiments at 100 Mile Races

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I’ve had my fair share of nutritional disasters during ultra marathons, especially during 100 mile races. The nature of a 100 miler magnifies all of the little factors that go into running or racing long distances. Sure you can miss a couple of gels or get behind on hydration in a 50K and still be able to push through to a reasonable finish, but in a 100 mile race, mistakes are sure to catch up with you at some point. …

Ultrarunning Style – The Board Short Dude

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I got to thinking about ultrarunning style after reading a post from ultrarunner and race director Candice Burt about “The Style of the Elite Runner Girl”. She was contemplating how to differentiate herself as a female ultrarunner and create her own unique style. Her post explored her frustration in finding that for every good idea she came up with, that look was already taken by some other girl. I”m not someone that has consciously been concerned about my style (or lack …

HOM100 – A run to kick some ALS-ass

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I first heard about the HOM100 when I stumbled upon Trevor Davenport‘s Facebook page. I didn’t really know what HOM stood for at first or why he would be running 100 miles around a 2 mile loop around his neighborhood, but it sounded interesting and like something I would do myself. Trevor has run many of the Aravaipa Running DRT Series ultra events over the past couple of years including this year’s Mesquite Canyon 50 Mile and is active in …