We enjoyed predicting last year’s women’s MMT field so much that we’re doing it again. This year’s field features three more ladies than last year (23 vs. 20), and much more depth. We’ve got little doubt about who the winner will be barring injury, but there should be a race for second and tight packing [...]
Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Running, and a look at just a handful of the events/races that are scheduled for the weekend of May 16 and May 17, 2009. This week, a week that commemorates the 34th anniversary of Japanese climber Junko Tabei becoming the first woman to summit Mount Everest, [...]
Bryon Powell’s journey from soccer team reject to law student to full-time head of iRunFar.com.
There’s no aid station that I’m looking forward to more at this year’s Western States 100 than Peachstone… or Cal 2 as the purists call it. That’s my response to the fourth Western States synchroblog topic – “What aid station are you most looking forward to?” While that answer is due in part to the [...]
After an unexpected week off last week, TWIR is back this week to take a sneak peak at just a few of the events/races that are scheduled for the weekend of May 9 and May 10, 2009. On this weekend in 1950 (May 9th to be exact), L. Ron Hubbard published “Dianetics: The Modern Science [...]
As runners, we tend to be pretty confident in our physical fitness … and we should be. Many of us also tend to be pretty focused individuals – how else do you explain the drive to get in the miles when you’re tired, it’s 35 F and raining, and your friends are going out for [...]
How’s has running changed your life? I’m not talking about how it may have helped you improve your health, become more confident, or the like. Nope. I want to know if and when your love of running, in whatever form, has been a deciding factor in a major life decision. Did you choose your college [...]