Tag Archives: Ultrarunning

Plantar, Where to Run in Moncton, and trail runners: my most recent articles in the latest issue of Canadian Running

Most of you know me as the ubiquitous blogger or that “damn guy is clogging up my news feed with his egotistic crap again.” But wait: I write other egotistic stuff elsewhere! Aren’t you lucky. Since the first issue of … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: …is back! Ultra trends, Paul Ryan and more.

Every time a heart problem fells a runner during a race, the debate over whether marathoning is dangerous to heart health or not bursts anew. Refreshingly, one group isn’t arguing the point, but rather trying to do something about it. … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: talk like an ultra runner

In this week’s Sunday Read, Ryan Hall runs an ultra, Paul Ryan recants his marathon, National Geographic talks to an ultrarunner, and Outside tells us how to talk like an ultrarunner. Confused yet? I sure as heck am, but that’s … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Olympic dreams – and dollars

Another week, another Sunday Read. I apologize for all the long links this week. But the link shortening service I normally use, bitly, has become increasingly unreliable since they went to a subscription model; this week, after I inserted the … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Trash talking, fleeing felons and more

It began as a piece about Dusty Olson, a super-talented runner in his own right and a nationally ranked Nordic skier. And then things just sort of spiraled out of control. Outside just published a fascinating interview with Olson. Who’s … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Heavy drinkers and other stories

Tim Noakes believes runners drink too much – not alcohol, surprisingly, but water. Author of the classic running bible, The Lore of Running, the South African exercise scientist has a new book out entitled Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Kick: Embrace the pain

The shoe Montrail Mountain Masochist II (2012) The official description The Mountain Masochist II is a stability shoe that weighs in at a scant 10.8 ounces. It features angled blades on the forefoot that “dig deep for grip on loose … Continue reading

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