Thursday, December 29, 2011

New site!

I'll no longer be using this site for the URP Daily News. Instead, head to the dedicated page on the new and improved URP site here.

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Thurs, Dec 29

New running movie coming soon that I'm dying to see: Iten-The Town of Red Dust.

Across the Years is on! Check updates here. And please remind me to register for it next year, OK?

The 62 yo who ran the 100k on freakin' Antarctica this month has a very refreshing view on life.

Illinois sportswriter's list for 2012. Looks a bit like mine. Long, short, big, small, road, trail.

I'd love to run in New Zealand. One of the first guys I met on the trails was "Kiwi Paul" Charteris, who's now an RD there. Check out his race here.

Celebrities? Where?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wed, Dec 28

I guess I've never paid that much attention to my breathing.

Nick Clarke describes Fell Running in a race report.

Scott Dunlap disects the PCTR fiasco and his comment board blows up. I'll be looking forward to reliable, consistent, and fun events, whomever organizes them.

Ian Sharman lays out his plans for 2012 and offers some predictions.  I predict we'll talk to him before RR100.

If you're into tracking and sharing your ultra results, this might be a site you'll enjoy.

How do you pick a running partner? I generally look for friends who like to drink good beer afterwards and leave the math out of the (ironic) equation.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tues, Dec 27

Video: The Huff 50k had a bit of a water crossing this year. Wow!

This guy usually writes about running, but I tried his recipe for triple ginger cookies, and it was awesome.

Looks like Oregonians are set to dominate trail running's crazy cousin, cyclocross.

I want to have a beer with Dakota Jones. He's old enough, right?

Meet Kasie Enman, the World Mountain Running Champ.

Tackling two sports at once.

Video: I'd stress out running this, let alone riding it.

Life is different with 2 kids. I can already feel my schedule changing.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mon, Dec 26

Your First 50 Miler

Bryon checks out a demo of the new New Balance MT1010 that Anton talked about.

Sarah Lavendar Smith's favorite posts from 2011.

I ordered two copies of this. Thanks to Scott for pointing it out. Hear Scott here.

Devon Crosby Helms: Is Strong the New Skinny?

How Japanese high schoolers race. Wow! Hat tip to Don's Diary.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fri Dec 23

Blogger refutes this weeks NYT article on the fallibility of GPS watches.

Inside Trail Racing is live. Check out their calendar for California and start planning dates!

10 best moments in distance running for 2011. We'll be releasing our list soon, too.

Video: Downhill MTB.  Wouldn't  it be awesome to see downhill trail racing filmed like this?!? "Oh gawd, Danny, stay on your bike!"

Now this looks like a good time.  And check out the price!

Do you have a way point that guides your thinking and actions?

...and most importantly, have a very Merry Christmas. Now's a great time for winter brews, drive safe, run safe, and make sure you're healthy and ready for an awesome 2012.  Cheers!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thurs, Dec 22

Anton Krupicka talks about European trails compared to ours in the States.

Wow. Kenya had 37 different men break 2:08 in the marathon this year. Can't one of them jump into a 50M and realllllly make things interesting?

Want to go to running camp with Geoff Roes, Ian Sharman, and Devon Crosby Helms?  I do!

This guy is going to attempt a record Everest ascent in March with no oxygen and no sherpas. Karl would approve.

I'm sorry, did this article just recommend an REI product as a "budget gift?"  I must have a different budget.

I bet this question would be answered differently if asked of ultrarunners.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wed, Dec 21

Video: Have you seen the jogstrap?

Rae Clark (100M AR holder 12:12:19) becomes first person inducted into the Ultra Hall of Fame.

Ten things about Evan Hone when he races.

Something us trail folk generally don't have to deal with.

These guys take a serious look at what to do with your arms when running downhill.

This older runner from Iowa often races barefoot and in a loincloth.  He was also beat unconscious in a bar fight last month and his running community is trying to help out.

Karl Meltzer's Year in Review.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tues Dec 20

62 yo finished 4th overall in Antarctica 100k. Wow.

The bain of the RD's existence: Unreliable GPS watches.

Go in depth with running 26.2 negative splits.

Who are your nominees for the Science of Sport awards? We love that site.

Review of new Inov-8 Bare x-Lite 150 road shoes. Yes, we still want to try them. you hear us?

New baby on the URP Endurance Team. Short on time right now.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mon, Dec 19

Planning for 2012?  Sarah Lavender Smith talks about distance, difficulty, and destination.

AJW calls out some issues in Unbreakable and a sh!t storm errupts.

And there you have it. Nick Clark's Vertical Beer Mile.

City in India is hosting its first-ever ultra, replete with "rickshaws bedecked with balloons...full of family members."

Looks like Roes will compete for the $100k, but no, it's not for the money. Of course not.

Sounds like an ultra club series is forming in California. Interested?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fri, Dec 16

You heard our new podcast with Catra Corbett, right? She's running 47 hours for her 47th bday as we speak.

Here's AJW's 2011 list we were talking about from iRunFar.

Anyone want to try the Eggnog Mile? Yuck.

Some beautiful trail porn from a hiking/climbing/running/camping trip with Joe Grant and Yassine Diboun.

One of my favorite new apps: Untappd.  Something tells me that if we synched this up with ultras, the system would explode.

Rogue Valley Runners fielded a XC team at club finals. Awesome!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thurs, Dec 15

Three cheers for coffee!

You've got to check out AJW and Thornley's Year in Review and Year to Come.

Nick Pedatella is going to have quite a year

Mr. Roes posts some seriously cold trail porn. Is there even trail there or is that just a damn glacier?

Scott Dunlap got in to Way Too Cool. Did you?

Jenn Shelton's quest for legitimacy. I'd say she's pretty legit.

URP friend Eric Johnson is taking the Tough Mudder Championships very, very seriously.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wed, Dec 14

OK, I know this isn't running related, but check out this video of the best pole dancer in the world. Yes, it's safe for work.  Can pole dancing and ultrarunning be Olympic Events in the future?

11 ways to cheat in a marathon.

Kids are leading the pack while their parents sit at home.

AJW converts and gets healthy.

Triathletes can now take out insurance to cover injury-caused DNS. Next for ultras?

You want Killian's playlist? You have to watch this first.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tues, Dec 13

Some results from the Soochow Int'l Ultramarathon.

Are we Max King fanboys? Yeah.

Did you guess who sent me beer?  Check our Facebook page for a quickie contest to win an Ultimate Direction Hydration Pack.

Video: Salomon's footage from the TNF50.

Al DiMicco breaks down "mud runs."

Leor Pantilat's North Coast trail porn.

No baby yet, folks. Due on Xmas, but this little fella is anxious!

Monday, December 12, 2011

mon dec 12

Baby #2 coming sooner than later. Sorry no URP Daily News updates today.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fri, Dec 9

Advice for new runners.

I always thought running through the mountains was a good way to relieve stress, but I like the Aussies way better.

If you're at the WS lottery tomorrow, stop by and say hi. We'll be casting LIVE!

Warning: Marathons may damage wallets. What's that mean for us?

Wow, it looks like Steamboat Springs may be the place to be next September!

URP listener Sam debunks latest "marathons are dangerous for your health" madness. Well done!

100 miles. 24 hours. Minus 25 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrr.

These sound like fun runs. Boise is a great running city, and I love their name.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thurs, Dec 8

You saw our new SaltStick contest? It's about dang time someone invented a good way to carry salt! Check it out here. Oh, and bring your best haiku game!

Everyone knows about the movie Unbreakable. Now hear from JB Benna what it was like to make it in our brand new podcast.

OK, what the heck happened at the Las Vegas Marathon? Geez!

What are your plans for February? How about a trail run in the Cayman Islands? Check out the Cayman Islands 50k.  More info here.

Glen Redpath and Diane Finkle complete 24 hour event.  Hey RD's, put on more timed events! Please?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wed, Dec 7

Alaskan guy ate frozen beer for three days to stay alive. Yeah, uh, me too!

Hill training, demystified.

Ian Sharman's and Joe Uhan's TNF50 Race Reports.

Saucony takes their traditional shoes to a minimal drop formation. Interesting.

Wyatt Hornsby deals with achilles tendonitis.

Matt Carpenter's Gnarly Trails and Magic Rocks.

What's Devon Crosby Helms been up to?

Here we go again...Marathon training is *flips coin* BAD for you! Thanks Nathan.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tues, Dec 6

Al DiMicco wins URP's Name Your Tune contest with "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone.  Great song, Al!  See all the other GREAT entries in "Trail Tunes."

Max King wins the XTerra Trail Championships in Hawaii with a healthy margin.

This guy is going to run an ultra every weekend next year.

Geoff Roes' TNF50 Race Report.

Rickey Gates' TNF50 Race Report with a special request to the ultra elites. I hope they take him up on it!

Is Lucho crazy or what?

Video: This is what determination looks like.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mon, Dec 5

So there was a little race over the weekend in Marin. Bryon has the results here.  iRunFar's coverage was great, but how bad does TNF's site coverage SUCK?

Here's Ian Sharman's race report.

Did you get into Hardrock? I see Roes, Hal, Karl, Dom Grossman, Timmy Parr all did.

Uh-oh. Battle brewing over JFK50.

Top 10 running blogs?

When we interviewed Jenn Shelton last week, she said she wanted to run a 2:45 at Cal Int'l Marathon. Howabout a 2:44:58? Nice job Jenn!

...and there's Twietmeyer leading a pace group.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fri Dec 2

I'm off for a few days...headin down south to celebrate the 20th anniversary of my HS XC team winning national championships.

Karl has his money on "a foreigner" at TNF50.

Former URP'ers Don and Scott have launched their own site. Check them out and join the TrailRunnerNation.

Don't run in public wearing a gas mask and ballistic vest.

New study on how age effects your running economy.

If you've got 10 minutes to read a truly extraordinary story about a high school janitor, check this out. Hat tip to Don.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thurs, Dec 1

Ed Whitlock falls and busts his ribs. Get well soon, Ed!

You've heard our new interview with Anton Krupicka, right?

How Andy Jones Wilkins finds balance.

Gift ideas for the holidays from Scott Dunlap.

How does exercise benefit the brain?

"My minimalist shoes left me majorly injured. What now?"

Kate Gosselin Las Vegas Marathon prediction contest!