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Running Through Injuries


Posted by Ryan James on 2022-07-15

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Checking In On My Self

Most ultra runners and hikers get the question, Why do you do this? or What's the point?. There are many reasons that I like to use my time and make sacrifices to run long distances. The one I like to...

Posted by Ryan James on 2022-02-15

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Excercising Patience

New year, new me...right? I don't know. I really liked the version of me in 2021 - my running year was action packed. Here's a few highlights: 12 ultras, 1 first place overall finish, Ouray 100, and c...

Posted by Ryan James on 2022-01-23

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New Training For Me

Training. That word is very divisive in the ultra world. For some athletes, that means they are getting ready for a big effort and looking forward to getting stronger and fitter for that event. Some l...

Posted by Ryan James on 2021-12-03

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Reflections on 2020

Ok, so 2020 is at an end and I'm sure everyone is saying WTF right now. This has definitely been one of the weirder years with so much that we can't predict which definitely increased everyone's anxie...

Posted by Ryan James on 2020-12-31

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Recovery Training

One of the many overlooked parts of ultra running is recovery. For me, it is probably the hardest and my least-favorite facet of this sport. When I say that, I mean I hate recovery. I have no problem ...

Posted by Ryan James on 2020-12-27

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Training for an Ultra

What?! I wrote a training plan, I'm not even a coach. So now would be the time to throw out a note of how I'm not responsible for you following this. If you follow what I lay out here for training and...

Posted by Ryan James on 2020-12-01

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Facing My Own Dragons

Disclaimer: If you are reading this to get insight into this race because you are either on the fence about running it or are looking for a course description to better prepare you, then this is not f...

Posted by Ryan James on 2020-02-01

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Running On Nothingness

I guess I should start off with some inspirational quote about why I run, but that just wouldn’t be me. I spend a lot of time thinking about why I run and I don’t have a definite answer. It could almo...

Posted by Ryan James on 2020-01-01

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