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Mumblings of an Old Man May 2016

Mumblings of an Old Man May 2016

Ahhh, I remember the days before social media and the internet was a thing.  Just like the rest of society, social media has brought an immediacy to the ultrarunning world.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  Here’s how it was when I signed up for my first ultra. ...

Cold Weather Running

Cold Weather Running

Oooh, now there’s an oxymoron from my standpoint. Cold weather AND running should be the title. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a cold weather weenie. To me, there are only three reasons for winter to exist, snowboarding, biting insect die off, and it’s pretty to...

Bonus Miles – How YOU Doin’?

Bonus Miles – How YOU Doin’?

How about we start off with a little introduction and a get to know you? Me: Hello my name is Aric Manning and I love trail running. You: Hello Aric. My Likes: Cheese curds, IPA’s, VW Vans, Chicago Cubs, Capt. America, Rocky Movies, soccer, coffee, chicken wings,...

Race Preview – Antelope Canyon

Race Preview – Antelope Canyon

Race Name Antelope Canyon Ultramarathon’s – 50 Mile, 55k & Half Marathon Website http://www.grandcircletrails.com/antelope-canyon-general-info/ Date Usually the 3rd Saturday in February Mileage 55k 33k Half Marathon Location Page, AZ Course Rating Mostly...

Race Preview : Moab Red Hot 55k/33k

Race Preview : Moab Red Hot 55k/33k

Moab’s Red Hot 55k & 33k Website http://grassrootsevents.net/ Date 02/13/16 Cost $130 (55k) $120 (33k) Mileage 55k 33k Location Moab, UT Course Rating Part technical slick rock, part runnable jeep road Lodging The town of Moab has numerous options for lodging. You...

Training Journal – Base Building Phase

Training Journal – Base Building Phase

It’s a new year. Resolutions have been made, tears have been shed over entry lotteries won and lost, and it’s time to make a plan. Most would start with “building” a base, a term coined by Arthur Lydiard, who even had his dominant middle-distance stars logging...

The Mumblings of an Old man

The Mumblings of an Old man

Mr. Trailmanners asked me if I would like to write a monthly column for the website and my first question to him was “how much does it pay?” Because that kind of stuff is important. Well, I have to admit, his pay is pretty darn good. I’m getting the occasional beer and a high five or two. He said he would even let me run with him occasionally and bask in his awesome glow. Pay doesn’t get much better than that.

Choosing An Ultra Coach

Choosing An Ultra Coach

As the sport of ultra running grows, so has the market for coaching services. In the days before the Internet mentorship and experience were the vehicles to achievement, now runners have the challenge of sorting through the many different coaches and plans available....

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