Media coverage is booming, athletes are rapidly improving, thoughts on heat, and more. Here's a breakdown of some of the 2022 highlights.
The sport of trail running is changing rapidly, and that is especially evident in finishing times at the Western States 100. Using data on past race-day results and temperatures, Dr. Marshall Burke completed regression analyses that predict what we can expect in 2022 for race winners, top 10 finishers, and average finish times.
Conventional wisdom is that athletes get slower while racing longer distances, particularly ultras. But does it have to be that way?
Aid stations are a challenge that new ultrarunners have to adapt to. Here's how to maximize efficiency and also aid station benefit.
After ultramarathons, the body undergoes numerous physiological changes. A wonderful new study examined how those changes vary across athletes. While there are many similarities, the variance between men and women points toward very cool ideas for future physiology studies and training theory.
A new study compared two weeks of higher volume training versus two weeks of higher intensity training. The findings could have important implications for how athletes think about training interventions.
Workouts can be daunting, both physically and psychologically. Here's how to prepare so you're sure to feel good.
Heat training may improve performance in all conditions. This article provides a practical guide for how to get heat training benefits without overstressing your body, whether your goal is just to feel better on hot days or to excel at Western States.
Mid-race fueling is a hotly debated topic, with different approaches working for everyone. But emerging science may validate what some of the best athletes do in practice--consume more calories than is traditionally suggested. Is it worth experimenting with 400+ calories per hour? Let’s break it down.
A 2021 study gathered data on what nutrition runners consumed before and during a 24-hour ultra run. Quantity of carbohydrates leading up to the event and during the event both correlated with performance outcomes. What does that mean for long races? Keep the carbs coming.