May 21, 2013 by Evan Honeyfield · 46 Comments
A look at psychological framing and its effects on ultramarathons.
March 5, 2013 by Ian Torrence · 60 Comments
Ian Torrence explains who to prevent and overcome ultramarathon “bonks.”
February 6, 2013 by Dakota Jones · 93 Comments
Dakota Jones takes a fun journey to a better diet.
March 18, 2011 by Bill Henderson, MD · 19 Comments
A scientific look at how to fuel before, during, and after your next race.
April 2, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 1 Comment
iRunFar brings together its Marathon des Sables articles to create a Marathon des Sables Guide and resource center.
March 23, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 15 Comments
A sample nutritional plan for running the Marathon des Sables.
January 25, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 6 Comments
This past weekend, iRunFar had dozens of appointments with trail running companies and scoured the entire 2009 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show floor. In between consuming our fair share of coffee and beer, we learned as much as about trail running gear in those three days as we normally would in three months. While over […]
December 21, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 45 Comments
An in-depth comparison of energy gels.
December 14, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 29 Comments
With the holidays upon us, iRunFar.com and Clif Bar teamed up to spread joy to runners around the country. If you were one of the first 25 U.S. residents to leave a comment noting your favorite flavor of Clif Shot Bloks (or why you’d like to try Shot Bloks) and we’ll be sending you two […]
December 9, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 22 Comments
If you hang around running stores, outdoor retailers, or sporting goods stores nearly as much as we do, then you’ve probably noticed Gu Roctane along side the other energy gels over the past few months. You’ve also likely noticed that it’s between 50% and 100% more expensive than the competition. As any personal insight we […]
October 5, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 15 Comments
This summer, I was given the opportunity to try BELA-Olhão sardines. While my first through was…. um, no, I’m vegetarian… two other points quickly came to mind. My first thought was that when I travel for running it is often hard for me to find good sources of protein outside of dairy products or highly […]
June 25, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 16 Comments
6/26/08 Update: iRunFar reader Mr. Gump has informed us that returning 50 empty gel packets to Gu Sports‘ Stash Your Trash program no longer results in the company sending you 5 free gu energy gel packets. Instead, for every 50 empty gel packets you submit to Gu Sports, they will submit $5 to their designated […]
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 […]
April 25, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 9 Comments
The final installment in iRunFar’s Earth Week series is a simple plea to consider what you eat. There will be no call for you to become a raw food vegan. No preaching that you steak lovers must forsake meat of the hoof forever in favor of tofu and tempeh filled life. Nope, just read on […]
February 28, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 1 Comment
photo credit – Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Today’s New York Times includes an article discussing sports drinks aimed at women. The article also reviews four female-oriented sports drinks, including: Nuun U Luna Sport Electrolyte Splash (Clif product) Crystal Light on the Go Hydration Propel Fit Water with Calcium (Gatorade product) It’s my understanding that […]