A look at how to have an effective running off season.
An interview with Kerrie Bruxvoort before the 2013 Speedgoat 50k.
How, when, and why to include sprint-based, hill, and predictor workouts in your ultramarathon training.
Why and how to use speed-based workouts in your ultramarathon training.
A look at why you want to improve your running economy and how to do it.
An exploration of various foot strike patterns, running methods, and their effects.
Folks, I apologize for the slow week on iRunFar. After pacing at and covering the Wasatch 100 last Friday, I decided to end the iRunFar Summer Roadtrip a few days early. While setting up the new iRunFar Worldwide Headquarters in the Sierra Nevada foothills, I’ve been busy helping new coaching students and working on a […]
[Update: While the below is a sincere plea to Mr. Karnazes, the broader purpose of the post is to highlight the issues of over running or over racing. Below my letter, I discuss one of my own episodes of over racing and invite other readers to discuss their own battles with the same.] Dear Mr. […]
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 […]
A sample nutritional plan for running the Marathon des Sables.
Trail runners and ultramarathoners are groups that like to take on challenges. The tougher, the better, right? In a quest for new and tougher challenges we go longer, higher, hillier, and sometimes hotter. If we choose to face the heat, it may be appropriate to apply various degrees of heat acclimation. The type and degree […]
“How to Run Trails!” That’s about as ambitious a post title as you’ll ever see here at iRunFar… but today we share resources from some masters of the sport that we’ve collected over the past few months. While we could throw in our two cents on how to run trails (and likely will), it would […]
For those competing in the Gore-Tex TransRockies Run next week, the time for training is over. While strategy and perseverance will undoubtedly influence how individuals perform in this grueling 6-day stage race across the Colorado Rockies, the athletes’ ability to recover for subsequent stages will have a huge impact on performance. Below are some tips […]
Those who know me, know I won’t pimp my sponsors’ products* and the same goes for their websites, races, or whatever. With that in mind, I want to let you know about First Endurance’s newsletters, which I seriously look forward to receiving every month. Unsurprisingly for a nutrition company, the newsletters routinely contain an article […]
It’s a naptastic rainy day here at iRunFar and, therefore, the perfect time to talk about caffeine… just after our coffee mugs get refilled. Ahhh… better. Whether you realize it or not, if you run ultras you are likely taking caffeine. That being the case, it’s wise to consider possible benefits and drawbacks to consuming […]