The Secret To Running Motivation: Going From Push To Pull

What is motivation? After a quick Google search, motivation is defined as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way." Simply put, it’s the desire to do something. In my own personal quest in understanding motivation as an ultra-runner, I’ve allocated an abundance of time eliminating excuses while searching … Continue reading The Secret To Running Motivation: Going From Push To Pull

Quick Guide: Ultra Marathon Race Day Morning

Ultra marathon race day morning can take several turns so be prepared and focused. I’ve taken the starting line with ease and I’ve taken the starting line with a shirt on backwards and a grumbling stomach. But with preparation, it can be smooth and even leveraged to your advantage. The morning brings endless possibilities where … Continue reading Quick Guide: Ultra Marathon Race Day Morning

11 Things To Consider Before Signing Up For An Ultra Marathon

Signing up for your first ultra marathon? Or maybe your first race didn’t go so well? Whether you are brand new to ultra running or you are an experienced endurance athlete, here you will find a helpful guide with 11 things to consider before signing up for an ultra marathon. There is a whole lot … Continue reading 11 Things To Consider Before Signing Up For An Ultra Marathon

7 Reasons To Make Running An Ultra Marathon Your Resolution For The New Year

As you contemplate running your first ultra marathon, you may be struck with an assortment of mixed emotions. It can certainly be a huge commitment. Choosing and attempting to break such an inconceivable barrier both physically and mentally can sure be a whole lot to swallow. But what if you took your training one run … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Make Running An Ultra Marathon Your Resolution For The New Year

10 Tricks to Keep You Motivated as an Ultra Runner

As I run into the morning before the sun rises, the streets are empty like my own personal marathon. We run through the neighborhoods beneath the moon and the stars while sharing the road with late-night taxi riders, bread trucks, and nocturnal animals. They begin to disappear as the night transforms into a new day. … Continue reading 10 Tricks to Keep You Motivated as an Ultra Runner

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

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