Aid stations are more than just a physical checkpoint in a race, but also a mental one. They can be a huge boost to our race day from seeing cheerful volunteers and crews, hearing a festive atmosphere, and getting the nutrition needed to keep having a solid race. They also can be a place where you might stare into oblivion and have no clue what to do, especially after a tough section or many hours on your feet. Knowing what to do at an aid station can keep you moving strong and minimize down-time.
Injuries in trail and ultramarathon running can put a damper on the stoke, and unfortunately are common to find. Most runners suffer some kind of injury every year. With every mile, our muscles are breaking down while hopefully on their way to getting stronger. Sometimes, they break down too much though, and lead to one of the injuries discussed below.
Where there used to be an “off season” in the winter, there are now heavily sponsored world-class 50k races and marathons. However, in order to continue grow as athletes, there must be rest and recovery. Our bodies are remarkable machines and have many ways they communicate with us. Here is how to know what your body is saying, and how to react.
DNF – or Did Not Finish – are three dreaded letters that no runner wants to carry. Throughout this article, we will explore the common causes for a DNF, why they happen, and how you can avoid them becoming an obstacle to the finish.
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Strength is so much more than pumping iron and has numerous benefits like speed, more endurance, injury prevention, and a higher metabolism. And just like placing one foot in front of the other, it doesn’t have to be complicated once you know the structure.
In a year where racing was scarce but adventure was plentiful, we watched as athletes took to well known routes and new terrain to test their limits. Our congrats go out to these athletes for pushing boundaries, doing things for the greater good, and finding new ways to experience the wilderness.