11 Hard-Learned Takeaways From My First 100 Miles

3 days ago I ran my second ultramarathon and my first 100 mile race. The Lady Anne’s Way 100 follows trails through the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales National Park in the north of England. The route, and the race, commemorate the life’s work of Lady Anne Clifford, who, because she was a woman, had to fight … Read more

Fluid And Electrolytes: A Complete Runner’s Guide

Have you ever touched your face after a run, and it feels grainy? Or look down at your arms, and they are covered in white particles? Those are salt crystals! While we run, our temperature rises, and our bodies need to work to keep themselves cool. They do this by sweating. By sweating, our bodies … Read more

Running with Poles Guide: Benefits, Tips, + Techniques

If you follow ultra running or run races yourself, you’ve most likely seen an abundance of people running with poles lately. Kilian Jornet, Courtney Dauwalter, François D’haene, and most sky runners use poles while competing to take advantage of the great benefits that come along with them.  What exactly are running poles, and why and … Read more

10 Tips To Avoid Unplanned Bathroom Breaks On Your Next Race

If you’re an ultra runner, you’ve been there. You’ve needed to take an emergency bathroom break during a race, and of course, when you need it, there’s no bathroom in sight.  Even if there were, it is the most uncomfortable feeling to need to use the bathroom during a race. The stomach cramps, the chills, … Read more

8 Long Run Variations To Build Endurance

Whether we run road or trail, long runs are crucial for our training as they prepare our bodies and minds for our goal race mileage. If you ever need to skip a training session, please, don’t sacrifice the long run!  During long runs, you simulate your race by practicing your well-thought-out nutrition, hydration, and gear … Read more

Ultramarathon Nutrition Guide: What to eat before, during, after an Ultra

As ultra runners, you soon learn that our ultramarathon nutrition needs to be a priority. Running kilometers after kilometers, back-to-back long runs, and hours upon hours of time on our feet require us to fuel sufficiently to keep up with our constant calorie burning.  Personally, it’s tough for me to consume all of the calories … Read more

Why I’m Running 100 Miles

In just over three months I’ll be running my first ever 100-mile race, the Lady Anne’s Way 100 in Yorkshire, England. Why am I running 100 miles? I’ve been asked this question too many times to count. I’m not 100% sure myself, so this article is as much a chance to let myself in on … Read more

The World’s 10 Toughest Races

As if running a marathon wasn’t tough enough, humans decided to make it tougher—running distances of 100 or 200 or more miles! And, if that wasn’t tough enough—humans began running ultramarathons in extreme conditions, on impossible terrain, with the threat of dangerous wildlife looming. What are these ultramarathons? We round up the top ten toughest … Read more