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Leadville Trail 100 Run: Live Low, Train Low… Race High

Leadville Trail 100 Run: Live Low, Train Low… Race High

I live at about 800 feet here in San Antonio — give or take 100 feet. (Probably take.) So signing up to run the Leadville 100 in 2010 was a bit of a leap of faith. The race starts at 10,152 feet, never drops below 9,200 feet, and climbs up and over Hope Pass at […]

Restwise: A Self-Coaching Tool

Restwise: A Self-Coaching Tool

The best way to improve as a runner is to run consistently. If you can keep from getting injured and just train, you almost can’t help but improve. Of course, staying injury free is challenging – especially as you try to increase your running volume. And figuring out the balance between pushing yourself and overtraining […]

Pacing an Ultrarunner

Pacing an Ultrarunner

I haven’t done all that much pacing in my ultrarunning career. I’ve worked a lot of aid stations and I’ve crewed a bunch, but I’ve only paced twice. A good pacer is worth his or her weight in belt buckles and I’ve had the good fortune to be paced by the best. But being paced […]