Running with Lance Armstrong at the 2015 Woodside Ramble 35k

(Me, Eric Byrnes, and Lance Armstrong at the start of the Woodside 35k) [paraphrased text exchange a few days before the race] Lance (Armstrong): Dude, I’m in your neighborhood this weekend…you up for a long run on Sunday?  Scott: Absolutely! Likely raining cats and dogs, so how about some Woodside trails? Lance: Sounds good.

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The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (Movie Review)

Most people think running an ultramarathon is pretty crazy, but even among us ultrarunners, there are a handful of races that redefine insanity. Near the top of that list is the Barkley Marathons , that five-loop-through-uncharted-backcountry in Frozen Head State Park that boasts over 54,000′ of vertical climbing in terrain so difficult it has had less than 10 finishers in its first 25 years, even with a 60-hour finish cutoff. Most of us only find out about the race through rumors, trail stories, and Ultrarunning Magazine articles from the few survivors that keep going back

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UltraRunning Magazine Launches North American Race Series

How do you stack up ? That’s how the announcement read for UltraRunning Magazine ‘s new Race Series announced via email this morning.

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Race Lotteries for 2016 – Where Will You Place Your Bets?

It’s that time of year again – ultra lottery season! Put your name in the hat for entry into some of our sports most popular events, and let the  Lottery Gods  determine your fate.

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Two Great Infographics – Top 5 Marathons, Ale Trail in North Lake Tahoe

Ah, the infographic – a fun way to put data, tips, and images into one sweeping graphic or interactive map! Here are a couple that recently caught my eye – Fairmont has some top tips for the biggest marathons…check out the expert tip for the Boston Marathon! In a pure stroke of genius, the local breweries of North Lake Tahoe put together an interactive map of both trails and local pubs and brew houses.

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Run and Rebalance at the 2015 Lake Padden Half/USATF Trail Half Marathon Championships

From the moment I stepped off the plane in Bellingham, WA, for the 2015 Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon , the Pacific Northwest embraced me in her tranquil arms.

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