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Seasonal Swings

AJW reflects on the significance of the changing seasons and their effects on his running.

On the Up: A Conversation With Adam Peterman

A profile of 2022 Western States 100 winner and Team USA runner Adam Peterman.

Salomon Adv Skin 5 Review

An in-depth review of the Salomon Adv Skin 5.

The Art of Pacing: Patrick Reagan’s Winning Performances at the Javelina Jundred Mile

A statistical analysis of Patrick Reagan’s consistent top performances at the Javelina Jundred Mile and a look at the top picks for this year’s race.

2022 Grand Raid de La Réunion Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the 2022 Grand Raid de La Réunion by photographer Kirsten Kortebein.

How to Trail Run

A cohesive collection of more than 30 in-depth articles explaining how to trail run effectively and enjoyably.

This Week In Running: October 24, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for October 24, 2022.

Choosing to Believe

Zach Miller remembers his grandfather and reflects on the role of belief in the pursuit of running goals.

Belgian Runners Merijin Geerts and Ivo Steyaert Break Backyard Ultra Record

Belgian runners Merijn Geerts and Ivo Steyaert have broken the backyard ultra record, covering over 420 miles in 101 hours.

A Community of Explorers: Big Sunday Runs, Wellington, New Zealand

An article about the Big Sunday Runs group in Wellington, New Zealand, as part of a column about off-road running communities around the world.

Mountain Runner Mark Kangogo Issued Doping Ban After 2022 Sierre-Zinal

Kenya’s Mark Kangogo is served with a three-year ban for testing positive for two banned substances at the 2022 Sierre-Zinal.

Taking Happiness Seriously

Sabrina Little writes about joy and suffering in ultrarunning.

Ultra Spirit: François D’Haene’s Vision for the Future of Ultrarunning

François D’Haene’s new event, Ultra Spirit, showcases his local region in France and provides trail runners with a unique three-day experience.

This Week In Running: October 17, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for October 17, 2022.

Eleven Years in the Taproom

A look back on the history of AJW’s Taproom thus far, reminding us of some great past articles.

Taking Back the Crown: CJ Albertson on His New 50k World Record

We catch up with the 50K world record holder CJ Albertson to learn about his race plan, running 120 miles a week, and the difficulty of finding really, really fast pacers.

Hannah Green’s Sangre de Cristo Traverse Trip Report

Hannah Green’s account of her successful completion of the Sangre de Cristo Traverse, also a women’s unsupported fastest known time.

Saucony Endorphin Edge Review

An in-depth review of the Saucony Endorphin Edge.

Follow the 2022 Snowman Race

Learn about the 2022 Snowman Race in Bhutan and follow it from October 13 to 17, 2022.

Six Great Road Running Shoes

Here are six great road running shoes in which almost everyone can enjoy running.

Five Lessons for 100-Mile Success

Lessons in preparing for a 100-mile race.

This Week In Running: October 10, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for October 10, 2022.

CJ Albertson Sets 50k World Record in 2:38:43

CJ Albertson breaks the 50k world record in a time of 2:38:43 (to be ratified).

Best Trail Running Poles of 2022

These are our picks for the best trail running poles on the market today.

Where Toughness Comes From

Building toughness through deliberative training, thoughtful nurture, and a flexible culture.

Jon Hendren: Running With a New Lease on Life

A profile of ultrarunner and cancer survivor, Jon Hendren.

Saucony Peregrine 12 ST Review

An in-depth review of the Saucony Peregrine 12 ST.

Essential Elements of Successful Ultramarathon Training

Essential elements of ultramarathon training.

This Week In Running: October 3, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for October 3, 2022.

Urban Oasis: Short Film Celebrates Urban Trail Running and the Trails of San Francisco

Watch this short film showcasing urban trails in San Francisco, California.

The 40-Mile Week

An article about the benchmarks we strive for in our training volume and quality.

Icebug Acceleritas8 RB9X Review

An in-depth review of the Icebug Acceleritas8 RB9X.

Something for Everyone: How Generous Cutoff Times Contribute to Our Sport’s Diversity

A statistical analysis of the effect more generous race cutoff times have on diversity in ultrarunning, in terms of gender and age.

An Introduction to Trail Racing, Part 2: Tips for Race Day

Getting ready for your first trail race? Here’s part two of our two-part guide to preparing for your first trail race.

Best Trail Running Shoes for Mud of 2022

Got mud season where you live and run!? Here’s the iRunFar team’s guide to the best trail running shoes for muddy conditions.

This Week In Running: September 26, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 26, 2022.

When Life Gets in the Way

An article about the times in life when running has to take a back seat.

Inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 V2 Review

An in-depth review of the inov-8 Mudclaw G 260 V2.

No Limits: An Interview With Aleksandr Sorokin About His New 24-Hour World Record

An interview with Aleksandr Sorokin about his new 24-hour world record set in September 2022 at the IAU 24-Hour European Championships, and his aspirations of breaking 200 miles.

Dreaming Big: Insights From a 12-Year-Old Trail Runner

An essay by a young trail runner, Sky Couvreux, about his life on the trails.

Protein for Endurance Athletes

Here’s the current science on protein for endurance athletes.

This Week In Running: September 19, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 19, 2022.

Aleksandr Sorokin Smashes 24-Hour World Record With 198.6 Mile/319.6 Kilometer Run

Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin sets a new 24-hour world record of 198.6 miles (319.6 kilometers) on September 17-18, 2022 in Verona, Italy, at the IAU 24-Hour European Championships.

2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile Results: Lockwood, Hughes Hop Away With Wins

Annie Hughes and Richard Lockwood threw hands to survive challenging men’s and women’s fields in the 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile.

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent Results: Brinkman, Bonnet Prevail

Results of the 2022 Pikes Peak Ascent, won by Nienke Brinkman and Rémi Bonnet, as part of the Golden Trail World Series.

So You Want to Run UTMB?

Zach Miller writes about changes to the UTMB qualification system and how they impact our sports.

Patagonia Men’s Sender Boxer Briefs – 6” Review

An in-depth review of the Patagonia Men’s Sender Boxer Briefs – 6”.

A Conversation With Andrea Sansone About Her Women’s Supported Nolan’s 14 Fastest Known Time

An interview with Andrea Sansone following her women’s supported fastest known time on the Nolan’s 14 line in September 2022.

Hoka Tecton X Review

An in-depth video review of the Hoka Tecton X.

A Life in the Mountains: A Conversation With Hillary Gerardi

An in-depth profile of ultrarunner, skyrunner, and ski mountaineer, Hillary Gerardi.

Simple and Cheap: A Journey to Finding What I Want

A look at how missing a goal race was a lens for finding one’s running priorities.

Mosquito Fire Displaces Thousands in California and Impacts Western States 100 Course

The Mosquito Fire continues to spread, threatening more than 9,000 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 11,000 people, officials said. 

Best Running Apparel Brands of 2022

Here are iRunFar’s picks for the best running apparel brands of 2022.

Andrea Sansone Resets Women’s Supported Fastest Known Time on Nolan’s 14

Andrea Sansone resets the women’s supported fastest known time in 45:52 on the Nolan’s 14 route in Colorado.

This Week In Running: September 12, 2022

This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 12, 2022.

Best Trail Running Shoes of 2022

iRunFar’s experts share their best trail running shoe picks from the more than 200 available trail shoe models.

Forgotten Fifties

An article remembering great 50-mile races of days gone by.

Changing Leaves

A contemplative piece about the tranquility of fall.

Best Running Recovery Tools of 2022

The iRunFar team tested a bunch of running recovery tools and recommends these for your post-running recovery.

A Conversation With Kilian Jornet About the NNormal Kjerag Trail Shoe

A conversation (with transcript) with Kilian Jornet about the NNormal Kjerag, the first trail running shoe offered by his new brand NNormal.

Editor’s Picks: Best Pre-Run and Post-Run Relaxation Apparel

Winding up for or down from a big run? Here are the iRunFar team’s favorite comfy apparel items.

Topo Pursuit Review

An in-depth review of the Topo Pursuit.