Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's For You...

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Apparently the biting flies(black, deer, horse etc.) were bad around these parts this year. I heard many a tale from avid outdoorsy types about how they high tailed it down wooded trails on foot and whisked around tight corners on bikes trying to avoid the nasty buggers. As I listened to their stories of pinning dryer sheets to their clothes to ward them off I tried my darnedest to be sympathetic and dared not mention that the tiny pests never bother me even if I happen to run through a swarm and accidentally down a few while I'm at it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

There was an Old Lady...

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Thank-you for stopping by UltraRunningGuy.com today. While you are here feel free to check out more comics on URG's other pages(main page) and don't forget to see if you won URG's "Out Too Fast" contest here.

Also if you haven't done so yet then please consider following URG so you don't miss out on future comics and contests. Lastly I really do appreciate anyone who adds me to their Blog List and am happy to reciprocate by adding yours to mine;-)

Have a Good One,
EJ

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Out Too Fast...The Comic and the Contest!

If you haven't seen the comic "Out Too Fast" already then it means you either haven't gotten around to purchasing Bryon Powell's new book, "Relentless Forward Progress : A Guide to Running Ultramarathons" or you are just a slow reader and haven't come to page 178 yet. So for those of you who haven't seen it you'll find a preview of that page below plus two chapters of the book to preview here.

The Comic-
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The Contest-
iRunFar Headsweats Race Hat
From reading your blogs I do know that there are many folks out there who have read and are following the training plans in Bryon's book. I would love to know some of your favorite tips about training/racing/nutrition/hydration etc, etc. that you picked up from "Relentless Forward Progress". Please leave your thoughts and comments below with your name and a winner will be randomly chosen to win a great iRunFar Headsweats Race Hat made of Coolmax mesh and built-in terrycloth headband to show off on your next run or race. Note: Make sure to check back August 23rd to see if you won.

The Contest Winner-
Thank-you to all who took the time to comment. It appears that everyone is in agreement that Bryon's book is an overdue and welcome resource for the ultrarunning community. I am sure that Bryon will be happy to hear that his book has been a helpful tool for you all. Now without further adieu the winner of the iRunFar.com Headsweats Race Hat is Alex. Congratulations Alex, please e-mail me your mailing details so Bryon can send you your prize;-)