November 21, 2013 by Guest Writer · 11 Comments
A look at how to have an effective running off season.
July 26, 2013 by Bryon Powell · 1 Comment
An interview with Kerrie Bruxvoort before the 2013 Speedgoat 50k.
August 7, 2012 by Ian Torrence · 7 Comments
How, when, and why to include sprint-based, hill, and predictor workouts in your ultramarathon training.
July 3, 2012 by Ian Torrence · 12 Comments
Why and how to use speed-based workouts in your ultramarathon training.
March 16, 2011 by Bill Henderson, MD · 42 Comments
A look at why you want to improve your running economy and how to do it.
March 14, 2011 by Bill Henderson, MD · 99 Comments
An exploration of various foot strike patterns, running methods, and their effects.
September 17, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 16 Comments
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 […]
August 30, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 22 Comments
[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. […]
May 5, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 10 Comments
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 […]
March 23, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 15 Comments
A sample nutritional plan for running the Marathon des Sables.
February 26, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 19 Comments
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 […]
December 17, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 9 Comments
“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 […]
August 23, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 2 Comments
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 […]
June 3, 2008 by Bryon Powell · Leave a Comment
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 […]
April 28, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 16 Comments
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 […]