Tom Sperduto should need no introduction, after all, we introduced him yesterday. Anyway, Tom is an award winning portrait photographer and ultramarathoner, who has kindly agreed to share 10 trail running photography tips with us. What’s more, Tom has agreed to answer some iRunFar reader trail photography questions. Therefore, if after reading Tom’s tips you […]
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 […]
This past Friday, after 14 months of waiting, I finally got the chance to try the Kahtoola MICROspikes [iRF MICROspike preview]… and that’s not all. When I traveled north to visit my parents for the holidays, I threw three pairs of winter traction devices into my car just in case there was snow to be […]
An in-depth comparison of energy gels.
“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 […]
A guide to ultramarathon coaches, including why a runner might want one and a directory of two dozen ultramarathon coaches!
Whether you’re headed to an unfamiliar area for work, vacation, or relocation it’s great to learn the trail systems in the area. You can always look at a map or conduct an internet search for area trails, but often the most efficient way to check out the website of or get in touch with the […]
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 […]
iRunFar headquarters is in a tizzy! Google has gone and done it now. They are clearly part of the problem, not part of the solution in America. Why? They are lazy biased. That’s right, those geeks at the Googleplex are biased against runners. How else can you explain that Google’s new option to give directions […]
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 […]