It’s My Run, Not Yours

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 5, 2013

The late morning air was thick and moist, an atypical humidity for Marin County that I never appreciate. I was riddled with lethargy and general grumpiness that I attempted to correct with a strong cup of coffee and a few vertical bounces, much like a football player hyping himself for a big game. My game was big. I had committed to running with a friend at a certain […]

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Performance Nutrition

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary on Feb 27, 2013 aid-station

Getting race-day nutrition balanced is a science, and because we don’t all have our own personal physicians, chemists and nutritionists locked away in our medicine cabinets, it takes quite a bit of trial and error to find the optimal arrangement. The following are some general guidelines both men and women can adhere to as a template or stable starting point. Carbohydrate Loading: Three days prior to the event […]

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Getting chicked

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Feb 20, 2013 men-and-women-symbols[2]

Mother Earth, Venus, Triple Goddess, protector, siren: women are temptresses and nurturers. It is not a duplicity but a congruency that is imperative to our spirits and our ability to provide, strengthen, and guide. Women should have the dignity to uphold this duality and claim their status as the fierce Empress–she does not submit to a patriarchal society, but rather is an architect of it. For years men […]

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The Ultra-running Tribe

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Feb 14, 2013

As our waist sizes increase and our rear-ends flatten under the weight of a sedentary body, you’d think that the existence of endurance/ultra sports would be threatened.  Apparently, sitting like a lump on a log is only a fraction of the story and demands further scrutiny.  It is true that most Americans do not participate in endurance sports, however, it is also valid that most endurance athletes spend […]

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Specificity: Trail vs. Road

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Feb 13, 2013

Americans are obsessed with status, acknowledgment/approval, comfort and excess. Acknowledgment isn’t limited to Americans, that is a very human motivation and a colossal incentive for progress. Status and excess are also desired by other peoples, though it is typical of American culture and something that we are defined by. It then isn’t a surprise that Americans are becoming more and more interested in running farther and farther. Ultra-running […]

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