September / October 2021

Features

The Values of Ultrarunning

UltraRunning Magazine reports the overall number of ultra finishes each February in our annual UltraRunners of the Year (UROY) issue. Due to last year’s drop in participation because of race cancellations, we had very li...

Choosing Active Recovery

Most athletes are familiar with the main concept behind training where once a stress is placed on the body, the body then rebuilds and improves during a recovery period. However, there’s a lot of room for interpretation...

Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run

Vancouver is a city famed not only for its oceanfront promenades, easily accessible beaches and towering high rises jammed into downtown, but also for its backdrop of magnificent mountain peaks. The North Shore Mountains...

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...

Your Liver is Awesome (at Preventing Hypoglycemia)

When I teach my students about carbohydrate use for energy production during exercise, the discussion always starts with where, how much and what form carbohydrate is stored in the body. Carbohydrate is stored in three l...

Overcoming Mental Hurdles

Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra said it best, “Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical.” In ultrarunning, we know it takes much more than physical fitness to do well in races. Rooted even deeper than critica...

Race Reports

Scotty Mills grinds his way up the exceptionally steep and loose final pitch of Grant Swamp Pass on his way to his 10th Hardrock finish. Howie Stern