CTS: Optimizing ultramarathon training during the holidays.
How female sprinters determine speed in India.
Ultrarunning Mag releases a gear guide for new ultramarathon runners Not Written by Athlete Curated and Does Not Include any affiliate links. Nice!
Kilian Journet announced yesterday that he is leaving Salomon to start a project that has yet to be determined. Much speculation about whether to start a file the new Clothes/shoes or if he will jump on sponsors. Or maybe his joke a few years ago was true and he would become a professional hunter.
Trailrunner/Roche: It’s totally normal to feel sore in the morning.
Something tells me that when MUT women and their allies lobbied hard for more female inclusion in the Hardrock 100, they did you were not Planning on transgender women taking a place in the lottery pool. Let’s see what happens this weekend.
HOKA One One was awarded Shoe of the Year by an industry association. Here’s what the professionals, shoe owners, and retailers are saying about the brand.
Holy sh (t, it’s December.
RW/Butler: Sarah Lorgie Battles provides some in-depth reporting on the relationship between USATF and Nike.
Kevin Beck offers his view on the article and investigation here. (And if you’re not into Beck’s sub-package, think about it. Although you may not agree with everything he writes, he’s got an expert angle and a sharp tongue and the industry needs more views, not less.)
“If you’re doing this at a high level, you take everything into account,” Bevin said. “To some extent, you can get your BA on your way through a half marathon, or even a marathon. But if you’re going to run ultras, you’re probably connected to all of that stuff.”
—Ultrarunning magazine covers Zach Bevin’s appearance at the ultramarathon world. What then for him?
BBC: While we’re here fighting about masks and vaccines for 6-year-olds, there’s an actual war going on in Ethiopia that I didn’t even know about and two of the world’s best runners (Hailey!) are ready so head to the front lines. Yikes.
The University of Colorado is starting a program to examine the relationship and effects of THC, CBD, and exercise. For more information on this topic, Jason Cobb’s recent turn to the podcast with Professor of Human Health and Nutrition. (I haven’t listened to it yet.) I have a lot of experience with this topic…a large percentage of my workouts (whether in trails, on roads or in water) after consuming cannabis and finding ‘the pot makes you ‘lazy’ respond alike lazy and boring.