Tag: ultrarunning

  • Sick or Ultrarunning

    This week I had the opportunity to do some personal research into the comparison between illness and ultrarunning, particularly the former. Only two quantifiable differences could be observed: footstep count, and number of kudos. Motivational slogans also seem to apply to both, but David Horton’s words seem particularly on point: “It never always gets worse.”…

  • Make Your Own Race Plan for Suffer on Centennial

    After getting a lot of feedback on last week’s Top Secret Race Plan I realized – there’s a small group of people who have signed up for a crazy adventure on May 25, Suffer on Centennial 100km. Each of us are thinking ahead to race day on a daily basis, either with excitement or dread,…

  • Top Secret Race Plan

    Suffer on Centennial is only two months away. It’s time to get serious. It’s time to dial things in. It’s time to envision exactly where on this grand day of adventure I will puke, and where I will cry, and remind myself exactly how many kudos I will rake in if I complete this challenge.…

  • Dear Garmin

    My Garmin watch has joined me on all but a handful of my adventures for the past 6 years, faithfully recording my pace and distance, and charting a map of where I’ve been (oh, and also telling me the time). Here are a few feature idea that would help paint a more accurate picture of…

  • 25 Things Every Runner Wants for Christmas

    Here are some gift ideas for that runner on your list.

  • How to make small talk

    It’s the season of parties and festivities. Here are some tips for making the most of all your interactions with friends, family, and even those you do not know very well.

  • 100 Reasons to Run 100

    Many making plans for 2024 races, here’s a little reminder of why you should chase your dreams and go big next year! This zine goes out to Greg Penner on his birthday, who in 2023 tackled his first 100 miler (and threw in 100km as well). Wishing you many future kudos. Also special mention to…

  • Thoughts from the Edge of a Pickle Juice Mug

    Thoughts from the Edge of a Pickle Juice Mug

    Here’s the story behind the Pickle Juice Mug, and reflections from my first sips from it. Learn about Type 2 Fun. Purchase a mug so you can have your own deep thoughts while sipping coffee (or tea, or pickle juice, up to you) from it.

  • The Pickle Juice Mug

    The best jokes need to be shared. Which is why I’d like to share the opportunity to share the joy of pickle juice… Introducing the Pickle Juice Mug! We’ve been having a lot of fun with running and the power of pickle juice this year (read Powered by Pickle Juice which started it off). One…

  • Food You’d Only Eat While Running

    Runners stick some crazy stuff into their bodies in the name of moving quickly for a long period of time. If you’ve been following along for a while you’ll notice a theme. Lots of talk of things like perogies (Perogy Mile this Saturday!) and pickle juice. Here’s a collection of odd things runners eat on…