Category Archives: Ultramarathon

Ultramarathon training for beginners: Lessons learned from my first ultra

Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find some amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through obstruction. -William James I have to admit I’m no ultramarathon expert—far from it, in fact. I did my first and only ultramarathon last spring—the Ice Age Trail 50, which takes place in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in La Grange, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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My ultra mentality by Farra K.

With the Hardrock Hundred Lottery last Sunday and ultra season kicking off soon in the spring (and me shamelessly trying to soak up every bit of knowledge I can from our community because my first ultra is only two months away), this week and next we’ve been focusing a bit more on the ultra scene. Our guest blogger today is Farra K. otherwise known as Ultratrailchick. She’s not new to the blog, remember her stunning debut as the dailymiler of … Continue reading

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Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run

It’s with great excitement that I get to introduce our guest author today, Steve Pero. Steve has a long history with ultra marathons, and has many plus 26.2 distance races under his belt. But perhaps the most dangerous, exhilarating, ambitious, and therefore most fun ultramarathon of them all is the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. It’ll probably embarrass him to know that I’ve read about his ultramarathon career on several blogs as well as in the book Running Through the … Continue reading

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