Tag: Pacing

Pointers for Pacers

If you want to successfully pace a runner at the 100-mile distance, you need to know the right answers to a lot of questions. Should you run in front of your runner or follow her? Are you allowed to carry food and water...

ULTRA-LIFE BALANCE Pace Perfect

Pacing a perfect ultra or trail race is as much an art as it is a science. It’s a craft that needs to be learned; a craft that comes more naturally to some but for most has to be learned through trial and error. But just...

Crewing and Pacing Tips

In ultras we rely heavily on others to help us get to the finish. That includes volunteers and staff at races, as well as family and friends who crew or pace. Even if you prefer to run with minimal assistance, there’s a...

Setting the Pace

I was recently asked, “Zach, your crewing article was great, but I am not really wanting to sit on my butt for hours just to pop blisters, make sandwiches and fill water bottles… what about pacing?” Well, my friend, that...