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Some Monday Motivation ... Have a great week!

Mavericks Invitational in Pictures

Mud bath.


Online entries are open for the Trotternish Ridge Race on 7th June 2014, limited to 75 runners Photo: Bill McKenzie

Athlete Recipes: Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet's Veggie Sports Drink

<b>THE MEAL:</b> In 2008, Jornet took the ultrarunning world by storm with his precocious victory at the 104-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s hardest races. He was 20. Since then the Spaniard has notched two additional wins at Mont Blanc. Then, in August, he ran up the 13,700-foot Grand …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …


Montane Spine Race: 268 miles of pain

It is 2am, the temperature is well below zero and the wind on the exposed hills of the Pennines is whipping snow into waist-deep drifts. You're hungry, your blisters are excruciatingly painful, your fingers are frozen and you've only had a few hours' sleep in the past three days …<p>Welcome to the …

Mountain Hare being Cheeky (again) Lepus timidus 3486

New Zealand Woman Runs 310 Miles Without Sleeping

Kim Allan admits to being "just a bit weary."<p>In an achievement that sounds so exhausting it may make you want to lie down, Kim Allan of New Zealand broke the women’s world record for distance covered without sleeping, as she ran 500 kilometers – 310 miles and change – in Auckland before making it …

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The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …