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The Essential Guide to Self-Directed Ultras

Posted on February 24th, 2020
Tags: ultra, running, self-directed, trail, trail run, run, ultra run, 50k, 100k,

How cool would it be to be sitting with your friends at the bar, telling a story about how you just ran from Stampede Pass to Chinook Pass—flaunting your recent accomplishments… like an ultra directed by none other than yourself!

Since the 1970s I have raced more than 700 times. I ran for my high school, my college, the National Sacony Team, and the Fleet Feet Racing Team. My favorite type of running nowadays, however, is the self-directed ultra trail run. Such a long-distance run earns you bragging rights and the confidence to say that you endured a…

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Why You Should Have a Running Buddy

Posted on February 11th, 2020
Tags: running, race, training, running buddy, running partner, community, running community,

It’s no secret that the running community is known for being welcoming. Runners have always been remarkably open with each other, bonding over their shared enthusiasm for the sport—or the lifestyle, depending on who you ask. Whether you already have a friend who’s into running or if you’re still looking, having a running partner is highly beneficial.

In our blog post about New Year’s Resolutions, we discussed how making sure you are accountable to others is a great way to stick to your running goals. Having a running buddy is the logical extension of that—if you have…

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