When Is Quitting A Marathon OK?

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Pride, injury and mind tricks complicate marathoner’s decisions about DNFing. Here’s advice from elites on when to stop — or push through. You’re 17 miles into your marathon, and things clearly aren’t going your way. Either that small ache you felt on the starting line feels a lot bigger now, or your pace is dwindling [...]

Q & A: Elite Marathoner Jason Hartmann

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He’s still in it. Without a major sponsor, Boulder’s elite distance runner Jason Hartmann looks to the ING NYC Marathon as, well, just another race. At 32 years old, Hartmann has finished higher than any other American in major marathons for two and a half years, but without making a U.S. Olympic team. He’s twice [...]

Packing List For A Race Weekend Away

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“Argh. I can’t believe I forgot my ______!” (Insert watch, hat, BodyGlide or some other race day essential). Avoid this scenario with our packing list template, plus tips and to-do’s for traveling to races. It seems inevitable that we will always forget something – sometimes something very trivial and other times something very important – [...]

How Does Champion Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Train?

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Kilian Jornet, a 25-year-old ultrarunning champion and speed mountaineer, spoke to a packed house at Boulder Running Company. He talked about growing up in the Spanish Pyrenees and appreciating mountain running for the amazing views of nature it affords. But the running and alpinist crowd had questions about the nuts and bolts of his training. [...]