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Most runners are unkind to themselves

Today’s post comes from guest author, Vybarr Cregan-Reid from London, UK. If you’d like to be a guest author, email your ideas or stories to editor@dailymile.com Science has a great deal to tell us about running, there are countlessstudies of foot strike patterns, gait analyses, technical gear that beartestament to this. I am here to tell you that literary studies providessubstantial help, too. I’ve just come in from a very wet 6 mile, zero-droprun (that means in ‘barefoot’ shoes) and … Continue reading

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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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