Ultramarathon Race Recovery – Weekly Recap 9.20.20

This week involved a lot of ultramarathon race recovery. I’ve always heard how ultramarathons are so different from road races, and race recovery is no exception to this rule. For my first 50k a few years ago, I honestly wasn’t prepared for what race recovery would look like, and I approached it the same way I did for marathon races.… Read the rest

Essential Ultramarathon Gear & How to Pack It

Running an ultramarathon is tough, but it’s not just the hours and miles.  Sometimes getting everything that you need all together, organized, and packed can take longer than the run itself.  And in this new post-pandemic world where we need to be more self-sufficient on the course than ever, those bags aren’t getting any lighter. … Read the rest

Sky Island 50k Race Recap – Weekly Recap – 9.13.20

I GOT TO RUN A RACE THIS WEEKEND!  It has been 9 months since I was able to race, and I was so excited to get back out there.  This was my second 50k, and I decided to use it as a supported long run for my 50 mile ultramarathon next month. … Read the rest

Races and Marathons Post Pandemic – What to Expect

Who could have expected that 90% of the 2020 road and trail racing season would be cancelled due to a pandemic?  It was definitely not what I expected a year ago, but here we are.  And it seems like we might finally be reaching a point where racing can be a possibility again. … Read the rest

Trail Running Gear Essentials

Trail running is one of the most exciting and fun ways to build endurance and strength in running.  While most gear these days can transition pretty seamlessly from roads to trails, there are a few trail running must haves to consider before hitting the dirt. … Read the rest