Great piece by Liza Howard about the “not yet” mindset. While some will use it as an easy excuse to DNF their next ultramarathon, others will use it a continuation rather than an abrupt stop–similar to what the semicolon tattoo represents. ...
I’m sure there’s some interesting info in this article about former Olympians’ fitness, but the ad wall that protects RW is insane. I’ve disabled my adblocker, whitelisted it, etc., but it still won’t show me the full post.
Yet a non-randomised, uncontrolled trial of one – me – found that daily training for an ultramarathon made it challenging just to raise a smile, never mind anything else…
Help? I’m writing a piece on cannabis use in outdoor endurance sports and am looking for background from elite/influential members of our sport. Not looking to engage in legal/doping issues, but rather how it effects (positively or negatively) your running. Do you use it? Are you strictly opposed to it? If you wouldn’t mind emailing me here, I’d appreciate it. Any communication would be strictly confidential and off the record. Thanks.
I was actually relieved to not record the data, because I wanted to stay firmly rooted in the present. I wanted to look at my watch, say “it’s 2:30 pm and I am deep in the Pennsylvania woods somewhere between miles 33 and 35 and I don’t give a crap because this is fun.”
Did you catch our latest interview with Yitka Winn? We talk about her recent win at Fat Dog 120, professional writing, smart pacing, adventure runs, and she shows off her greatest talent: The Backwards Alphabet.
Alright, so maybe a crude comparison, but our sport really does share a lot of similarities with this one. Completely unconventional, copious vomiting, an incredible will to continue in the face of despair, participants of all shapes and sizes, and minimal prizes for a job well done.
Runner and writer Yitka Winn joins me just a few days after her win at Fat Dog 120 to talk about her first big win, how it happened, and the feeling of running “up front” and getting chased.
We also discuss the importance of good communication between runners and pacers. Have they discussed beforehand what information is appropriate and what details the runner does not want to know? If you’re pacing someone and haven’t had that conversation, listen up.
We also talk about Yitka’s “other” life as a professional writer/editor/journalist. How’d she land such a sweet gig at TrailRunner Magazine, why’d she leave it, and how has going back to a 9-5 schedule improved her running?
And if you have fears of night-time running, you’ll get chills hearing Yitka’s stories about her scary encounters on the trails. They all turned alright, but….yikes!