Being on the trails is my happy place. Joy, ease, and creativity spills out of me when moving outside, as it does for so many of us trail runners. A Washington state native, I currently live in rural Alaska where the trailheads are never crowded, but often snow covered. It’s a new challenge I’m trying to roll with as I train for my next big event, the 2022 Hardrock 100. When not running or crafting new stories for UltraSignupNews – I’m a wife, mom of a teenager, a toddler, and a Weimaraner, a yoga teacher, and grad school student. It’s a blessed and full plate, and I’m so grateful to now be sharing this trail journey with each of you.
Exploring mental anguish at Italy’s Tor Des Géants.
A quick hit of the latest running science: perks of caffeinated gum, facts on running in the dark, and a helpful new performance podcast.
Devon Yanko makes the case for listening to your gut, figuring out what excites you, and then running (fast) in that direction.
A few thoughts on what we’re up to here at UltraSignupNews, our “why,” and what we’re hoping to achieve.
This week we celebrate two runners lining up for the formidable event; the 69-year-old Kuni Yamagata going for his 5th finish and your humble editor (Jenn) taking her inaugural spin around the San Juan Mountains.
Brian Metzler dives into the heart of Western’s Golden Hour. Plus, fave gear from FKT champions.
Get ready for the 2022 Western States Endurance Run!
Balancing parenting and ultrarunning. Trail runners weigh in on how the sport has changed. Plus, Dad Jokes.
Sharing the little known story of the Dusty Corners aid station and Doug White who has tended it for 21 years.
Carbon-fiber FOMO? UltraSignup 10 tips for healthy running View this email online. TOGETHER WITH Good morning trail friends. This week, long time ultrarunners offer wisdom on how to “keep it real.” Renowned shoe-dog Brain Metzler provides reassurance that, while carbon-fiber plates are pretty awesome, they’ll likely not redefine your trail experience. Dean Karnazes suggests that, […]
Hilary Matheson takes us on a stunning photographic journey to Thailand and Jared Beasley sits down with filmmaker Nick Danielson to learn what it takes to capture a blind runner attempting an epic challenge. Plus, running clothes inspired by NASA.
The Art of Crewing: David Laney walks through this not-so-straightforward task, offering solid advice for the inevitable curve balls. A “must-forward” to your crew.
Meg Mackenzie dives into our use of macho language in trail running.
When did trail running get so fancy? And a visit to the Aid Station with Corrine Malcolm.