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How to Make French Toast Without a Recipe

How to make French toast was one of the first things I learned as a kid. The other was egg-in-a-hole. Eggs-plus-bread-plus-skillet—that was …

‘In and Out:’ Optimal Foot and Leg Alignment Creates a Turbocharged Hip

There’s a habit amongst runners to treat our bodies like cars: we put a lot of time and effort into developing the engine and body (cardio and …

Biomechanics

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Shifting Goal Gears: From the Western States 100 Mile \'Run\' to the Unsupported John Muir Trail FKT (Part III)

<b>The Gram Scale: For Your Geek Eyes Only</b><p>an ultralighter's best friend...<p><i>"You know I lose, you know I win; you know I call for the shape I'm in. It's</i> …

JMT FKT attempt #3 (now with extra suffering and 50% less sleep!)

Blog entry: August 13, 2015<p><b>July 28-30, 2015 – JMT Unsupported FKT attempt #3</b><p>I am never, ever, ever doing this again.<p>I know I said that the last time, …

Hello Burnout, My Old Friend

The best way to preview the Angeles Crest 100 course is the Three-Day 100. It would break out as a notional 40/35/25. This is the best way to get a …

My Complete John Muir Trail Gear List

Pin Me!<p>JOHN MUIR TRAIL GEAR LIST<p>**Updated for 2018**<p>Getting your John Muir Trail gear list dialed is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for …

Tortine rustiche di cavolo nero e mandorle, per una sera d’inverno toscano

Nella vita abbiamo a che fare con un’umanità variegata. Crescendo, però, ti rendi conto che ci sono persone dalle quali ti precipiti sempre quando …

A guide to ultralight no-cook backpacking - Because it's there

There have been a lot of questions about my diet on my 40 mile/day fastpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail. I choose to not cook, saving me the …

5 Healthy Foods That Have More Carbs Than a Slice of Bread

<b>Chickpeas</b><br>These babies rack up 35 grams of carbs per cup—with only six of those grams from sugar. Chickpeas are also low in calories (just 210 per cup), and they offer 11 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber.<p><b>Soy Milk</b><br>You probably didn't think that any kind of milk would be a big source of …

Hiking Recipes and Backpacking Food Ideas

Race Day Nutrition (Part One) – Marc Laithwaite

In recent articles, we’ve discussed the 2 main fuel sources for endurance exercise (fat and carbohydrate) and how you should optimise your body to …

Nutrition

Your Head Is Better for Sensors than Your Wrist

Most fitness trackers today (including the Mio Alpha, the Fitbit Surge, and the upcoming Apple Watch) use wrist-based heart-rate monitors to measure everything from beats per minute to calories burned. But a few new companies argue that we shouldn’t monitor health from the wrist—we should monitor …

Fitness Technology

Ultrahiker Magazine responds to PCTA “ban and cap” announcement

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) issued an announcement dated March 13, 2015 at their website with the title, “A note about large trail …

Gear that survived 2,650 snowy, muddy, rugged miles

When you're making historic Pacific Crest Trail trek you need gear that can keep pace<p>There's no doubt skill, experience and wilderness smarts are the …

What Counts: Distance, Climbing, and Naismith

by Brian Tomas<p>What’s the most overworked piece in your ultra kit? In mine, it’s the elevation profile – marked up with notes, folded in a baggie, and …

False Summits...My first winter in the Sierra

Pass. Valley. Pass. Valley. That has been our mantra for the last 450 miles. The transition from hiking to snowshoes to skiing has been one of …

Hiking

Atacama Crossing - gear that worked and gear that didn't

The Atacama Crossing was an exciting and fantastic journey. It was my first self-supported stage race so I had a lot to learn about the gear and what …

Transform Ordinary iPhone Photos using Texture Overlay Apps

Infuse your iPhone photographs with creative flare simply by adding texture overlays. Texture apps provide endless aesthetic possibilities and are …

Running Tips & Articles | Running Training Plans

Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen invited us into her home to show us what a successful balance of nutrition, running and strength training looks l<p>…

A Quick and Dirty Guide to The Pacific Crest Trail

A Pacific Crest Trail planning guide. A way to get an overview of this wonderful trail without being bogged down with lots of info!<p><i>Updated April 2017.</i><p>…

Ultimate Direction Buzz Logo

The JMT, PCT, TRT, and lastly the AT … what happened on the big trails in 2014?<p>JOHN MUIR TRAIL (JMT)<p>The JMT is one of the premier backpacking trails …

What do "endogeneity" and "exogeneity" mean substantively?

I understand that the basic definition of endogeneity is that $$ X'\epsilon=0 $$ is not satisfied, but what does this mean in a real world sense? I …

Arcane

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

Biomedicine

My 2014 Grand to Grand Ultra Food and Gear List

By onSeptember 3, 2014 in Grand to Grand Ultra, Training & Racing, Travel & Gear<p><i>UPDATED after the event with some additions and deletions to the</i> …

Stick to Short Ribs: Warming Winter Comfort Food

Whether it’s a classic red-wine braise, fettuccini topped with rich ragù, a Shanghai-style platter fragrant with lemongrass and ginger, or a chili-spiked Mexican casserole, the magic ingredient is beef short ribs.<p>MELTINGLY TENDER, falling-off-the-bone beef short ribs are in the midst of a …

Cooking

How to Walk

Yes, there's a better way to put one foot in front of the other. Improve your stride, trek farther, and end leg and back pain with our guide to the …

Willing To Play The Dating Game With Your Food? Try A Grocery Auction

Every year, U.S. grocers discard $10 billion to $15 billion in unsold products. The items might be damaged, discontinued, seasonal or food that's just close to its sell-by date.<p>Some of those products might be sent to a landfill, contributing to the massive food waste problem. Some go to a food bank …

Don't Fear That Expired Food

Now that the Christmas feast is over, you may be looking at all the extra food you made, or the food that you brought home from the store that never even got opened.<p>And you may be wondering: How long can I keep this? What if it's past its expiration date? Who even comes up with those dates on food, …