To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
Thinking of running a half marathon? Don’t let these 4 challenges derail you like they do most new runners. I’ve got some tips to help you overcome these hurdles
A rundown of the most popular triathlon watches, plus tips for buying your first triathlon watch. Here’s what you should be looking for in a sports watch.
I used to get blisters on my feet after 24+ hour ultramarathons. Then I learned this secret to prevent blisters when running: wrapped feet! No more blisters.
I successfully endured (and finished) this horrible, transformational, very bad, epic race! See what it’s like running A Race For The Ages in Manchester TN.
Running can be expensive. Shoes, registration fees, headlamps, tents, fuel & hydration items, running gear & apparel – it all adds up! Here are 5 great buys
I ran 100 miles in the Holston River Endurance Challenge. This 100 mile race was difficult, eye-opening, life-changing. See what I learned + My 5 best tips.
You’ve heard of the runners high, but have you experienced it yourself? Is it a fact or just an urban myth? Here’s what I’ve learned about the runner’s high
The 24-hour run has become popular, so I’ve decided to share my best tips and recommendations based on my own experience running 24-hour ultramarathons.
As an ultrarunner, once you get past the marathon and 50-mile distance, you need to add walking in your race strategy. Here’s how to run-walk effectively.
I started running many years ago, and never stopped. Running is my religion. Why do you run? What are your reasons? Here’s why I run.
On the one hand, every ultraruuner’s path is different. On the other hand, I have also seen a common progression that goes something like this: A runner trains and runs a half-marathon. They get a taste of long-distance running and seek the holy grail of the marathon. After running multiple marathons, they want a new […]
Embrace your inner-gypsy. Get addicted to healthy living. Make ultrarunning about something bigger than you. 3 simple things I’ve learned from Catra Corbett.
Here are 5 ways to embrace the true spirit of ultrarunning. But to do this, you’ll have to unlearn a few things you’ve been told or picked up along the way.
It’s time to be epic! Let David Goggins help you as he’s helped me. 3 powerful David Goggins quotes to break free from the prison of ultrarunning training!
I’m an ultrarunner. If you want to run farther and last longer, you need a strong core. Try these core strengthening exercises for runners 2-3 days a week.
Social media for runners consists of many different things. Here are 5 fun ways you can use social media to support your efforts and goals as an ultrarunner
An extreme ultrarunner transcends ordinary physical & mental limits and achieves extraordinary feats of toughness and endurance. Is this you?
What’s the difference between a runner and an ultra runner? Mental toughness. Here are 3 ways to build your mental toughness in sports — including running.
Ultra running shoes tend to fall into 2 categories: minimalist or maximalist. Here are some things to think about before choosing the best shoes for you.
I like to walk. But these 5K training tips helped me improve my pace and physical endurance. They’ll help you too, if you’re preparing for your first 5K!
I don’t want to talk about the I-word. I’d prefer to ignore it and get on with my training. I have miles to log, races to run, and PR’s to break. I don’t have time for… well… you know… ‘that.’ Besides, that’s the stuff that happens to other runners, not me. Any problem I have […]
The low carb high fat diet (or ketogenic diet) is growing in popularity in the ultra-running community. Here’s what you need to know before you get started.
The fruitarian diet plan is usually a natural progression — from omnivore to vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and finally fruitarian.
While training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, I signed up for my first 12-hour endurance race. Here are 5 of my ultra-running takeaways – helpful for newbies.
Beyond the marathon distance, 50k and 50-mile running events are where most people with ultramarathon aspirations begin. All ultramarathon training programs involve incrementally increasing the distance of your long runs. The training plan I recently followed for a 12-hour running event included doing several 20+ mile runs, consecutive weekends of running the marathon distance, and […]
Ultramarathon training is the next natural step after you’ve done a marathon or two. You can train and run an ultramarathon in 16 weeks. Here’s how!
Ready to ditch the running shoes for a better option? Here are the 3 best minimalist running shoes that give you the barefoot running experience while protecting your soles.
When you go running, do you take a full music playlist with you? Facts about running music and the degree to which it helps (or hurts) running performance.
Running shoes with toes or barefoot shoes make sense for runners. But minimalist running shoes are best when you’re making the transition to natural running.
If you’re wondering what it’s REALLY like to participate in a mud run obstacle course race, here’s the inside scoop. What you can expect and how to prepare for your first mud run event.
Preparing for your first mud run? These tips from experienced mud runners will be super helpful! Who knows what you can expect better than someone who’s actually participated in a mud run …or 2 or 3 or 4? Here are some little-known secrets that will help you prepare — and have more fun — at your very first mud run.
Even if you’re a brand new runner, yes you can do a half marathon within 6 months! You don’t have to remain a couch potato forever. Here’s everything you need to be ready for your first half marathon.
All the best winter training guidelines for triathletes in search of cold weather training tips for the off-season.
Here are the answers to the most common questions that new 5K runners have…
You’ve got your heart and mind set on a goal: you want to run a half-marathon race. The problem is that you’ve never accomplished anything like this before. First and foremost, congratulations on making a decision that will inevitably change your life. You have made a goal for yourself, and regardless of who you are, how old you are, or how much you weigh, you can accomplish your goal if you use these 4 tips.
Do you have an opinion about barefoot running? Have you experimented with barefoot running? I do barefoot running at a YMCA soccer field. Here’s the scoop behind athletes running barefoot.
ChiRunning is a running technique that results in: injury-free and pain-free running, increased running efficiency, effortless hill running, increased running speed with reduced effort, and greater enjoyment of running.
If you are interested in exploring the world of endurance sports beyond or as a complement to triathlon, here are some areas worth investigating.
I’ve learned firsthand that these are some simple ways to save big bucks on gear, equipment, events, and other things that triathletes typically spend a lot of money on.
What would it mean for you to be a peaceful triathlete? How could this help you succeed in being the best triathlete you can be? What follows are some discoveries I have made along the way, which I hope aid you in becoming a peaceful triathlete.
As a triathlete, there are several ways you could apply the concept of a New Year’s Resolution to your training. Following are some tips for coming up with New Year’s Resolutions that could help you to become a better triathlete.
If you are a triathlete and want to complete a marathon, go for it! Marathons are a great way for the off-season triathlete to build and maintain aerobic endurance for the next season. Here are some marathon training tips for triathletes…
Many amateur athletes don’t place a lot of value on stretching. But professional athletes sure do! And there is no sport where stretching is more important than the sport of triathlon. Triathletes with higher flexibility and elasticity in their muscles, perform more effectively and efficiently than athletes with low-elasticity muscles. Here’s how add a basic stretching plan to your training routine.
Usually, triathletes preparing for upcoming events take it upon themselves to test the wisdom of systematic training. However, they pay the price for doing so. Here’s how to do systematic training correctly in order to prepare for future triathlon events.
There are so many options to running shoes. The main thing is choosing a shoe that is right for your unique needs as a runner. Here’s how to determine your running stride, and what type of feet you have. Plus where to look for your next pair of triathlon running shoes
Though muscle cramps can come during the swim or bike portion, they are more common during the run since a person is more susceptible to fatigue or dehydration nearing the latter states of a triathlon. Here’s why you get muscle cramps, plus what you can do to prevent them, and ultimately treat them.
Let’s discuss 5 of the most common questions newbie triathletes have about triathlon training and triathlon events. The topics include: wearing underwear, drinking water, airing up bike tires, signing up for the Hawaii Ironman, and drinking energy drinks vs sports drinks. Here’s what you need to know.