28 Sep '15, 8pm

Overcoming the Myths of Ultrarunning

Overcoming the Myths of Ultrarunning

Whenever we try something new we always have some preconceived notion or misconception of what that new experience might entail. Those are myths, and plenty of them abound when you reach the point where you might want to try your first ultramarathon. First off, the word ultramarathon makes it seem like an unreasonable task for anyone of regular human ability. Let me assure you that isn’t the case. An ultramarathon is any race longer than 26.2 miles, whether it’s on roads, the trails or up over a mountain. Last year, an estimated 100,000 people ran an ultra in the U.S. alone. That doesn’t include the 22,000 people that ran this year’s Comrades Marathon (90K) in South Africa or the thousands of other ultra-distance races around the world. There are also some trail races that are shorter than 26.2 miles but nevertheless will take you what feels like an eternity to finish. The...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/09/trail-running/overc...

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