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

6 Valuable Lessons Learned from Running 100 Miles

6 Valuable Lessons Learned from Running 100 Miles For me it was like flying. I was ready to attempt the impossible. Standing at the starting line, I thought about the 100 miles that lay ahead, trying to grasp a distance of such magnitude. But it was not confidence I felt while digging my feet into the ground nor … Continue reading 6 Valuable Lessons Learned from Running 100 Miles

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