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Drafting Etiquette

Posted on March 12th, 2020
Tags: drafting, running, community, race, racing, runner, interurban running club,

Drafting is part of the reality of racing. However, just because drafting on another runner is legal doesn’t mean there are no standards of etiquette to follow. Recognizing the advantage that the runner you’re drafting on is providing you goes a long way toward keeping the running community friendly and welcoming. As someone who’s raced more than 700 times, I’ve compiled a list of rules to follow to keep drafting civil. Note that these guidelines are nothing official—just ideas out of my own head. I put these thoughts together for the Interurban Running Club in 2010 back when I…

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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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