When developing your fueling and hydration plan for an ultramarathon, you also need to take into account how much caffeine you’re ingesting — and in what stages of the race. Many energy gels, chews, and bars come with added caffeine, which makes it easy to over consume caffeine unless you’re strategically using those sports nutrition products with an eye on your individual … [Read more...] about How Much Caffeine is Safe to Ingest During an Ultramarathon?
Ultramarathons have sometimes been called an eating contest while running, given the need for consistent fueling throughout the events. Ultrarunners competing in a 24-hour trail ultramarathon (covering from 75-130 miles) have been documented to expend up to 18,000 calories over those 24 hours (Costa et al. 2014). Avoiding a caloric deficit is impractical, but avoiding an … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Be Eating and Drinking During an Ultramarathon?
SNOWBIRD, Utah (July 23, 2022) – Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB® offered some of the most exhilarating trail running on the planet. Both elite and passionate runners from around the United States and the globe descended upon Snowbird Ski Resort in Snowbird, Utah on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 to take on three demanding courses … [Read more...] about Speedgoat Mountain Races Celebrate 15th Anniversary in Snowbird
Since 1994 -- when the first Vertical Kilometer (VK) took place in Cervinia, Italy -- mountain runners have been putting their lungs and legs to the ultimate test against the clock. The concept is simple: Run uphill as fast as you can, covering a vertical kilometer of elevation gain -- that's 1,000 vertical meters or 3,281 vertical feet -- on a route not exceeding 5 KM (3.1 … [Read more...] about Ready for a Vertical Kilometer Challenge?
From the latest Ultra Running magazine podcast with Scotty Sandow: Elite ultrarunner and overall endearing human being Tim Tollefson joins us to share details about the new Mammoth Trail Fest, which promises to be an epic, European-style event, and how the idea came to fruition. He also doles out advice about how to run Western States, where he placed fifth last year and … [Read more...] about Ultra Running Magazine Podcast: Tim Tollefson