The 3 Ingredients To A Successful Ultra Runner

While running over 60 ultra distances in the past three years, I've accumulated a great deal of hands-on endurance training experience. Not only in regards to achieving rapid growth but also focusing on longevity and long term health. Recently I read a quote that said, "If a coach can't do it, they cannot 'teach' it, only … Continue reading The 3 Ingredients To A Successful Ultra Runner

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10 Tips for Ultra Marathon Training on the Road

That's the beauty in running. The simplistic process of stepping into a pair of shoes and moving your feet forward. The infinite independence of turning in any direction, at any place, at any time. We can go as far and as fast as we choose. Running can be similar to our lives in a way, … Continue reading 10 Tips for Ultra Marathon Training on the Road

How I Conquered the Infamous IT Band Syndrome [Part 1]

Injuries: a Gift & a Curse Injuries can certantly be a setback, but you know what else they can be? A GIFT. A gift of adversity, challenging us to work harder and to be innovative in achieving our goals. In ultra running, adversity is something we had best familiarize ourselves with. We must see setbacks not only … Continue reading How I Conquered the Infamous IT Band Syndrome [Part 1]

Patapsco Valley 50K: Running Cold with a Cold

If there's one thing we learn from ultra running it's how to focus on possibilities instead of limits, achieving beyond what makes common sense and running into the unknown. We run with confidence to continuously move up those mountains, reaching the top only to find higher mountains and more possibilities. Although I've ran the 50K distance … Continue reading Patapsco Valley 50K: Running Cold with a Cold

10 Tips for Running Your First Ultra Marathon

After receiving such a highly positive response from my last post, Running Your First Trail Ultra Marathon?, I thought it would only be suitable to write a follow up. In this post I provide 10 tips to help complete your first ultra marathon. Many times you'll find writers focusing solely on the mechanics: anywhere from race … Continue reading 10 Tips for Running Your First Ultra Marathon