Articles by Meghan Canfield

Behind the Scenes of an Ultra

Throughout the months of training for your first ultra, your race director was also hard at work putting together the pieces in order to make a great race. All that goes into making a runner’s experience the very best po...

Western States from the Sidelines

If your venture into ultrarunning has you dreaming of running Western States one day, I hope you’ve had the chance to be there in person to spectate, crew or pace. While I have run it 12 times, I have had the pleasure of...

Your First Ultra

It’s finally here. Hours of training and miles on the trails have prepared you for your first foray into an ultramarathon. Before toeing the start line, there are many things to consider that can help make your first...

Find Your First 50k

Now that you’ve made the decision to do this ultramarathon thing, how do you go about choosing your first 50k? I reached out to some of my good friends across North America who are coaches, race directors and ultr...

Change is Coming

As you begin to wade into the unknown waters of the ultrarunning world, you may wonder how this new activity will change your current lifestyle. Will it affect your family life? Your relationships? Your food budget? I...

So You Want to be an Ultrarunner?

Spring is on the horizon. Hope is resurfacing with the lengthening days, warmer temperatures and distribution of vaccines. And with that, new dreams and goals emerge like the bulbs pushing up out of the ground – goals...