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Ode to the Isomeric 8oz – Liza Howard

I am on a “need to know basis” with the details of my schedule these days.  If information isn’t immediately necessary for the conduct of my official duties as mother to a 6-year old and a new baby, I don’t have it.   Where am I running this weekend?  That’s “need to know” Saturday morning in the driveway. Dinner tonight? I’ll think about that at five. All this is to say that while I’d been enjoying the wonderful full catastrophe of motherhood, I hadn’t given my hydration plan for the Umstead 100-mile run much thought until the week before the race.  I’d be... Read More

UltrAspire is on the look out for qualified Independent Sales Reps

UltrAspire is on the look out for qualified Independent Sales Reps **This is an independent / contract position, and compensation is commission-only. Must be an established Independent Sales Rep or Agency to be considered for this role** Visit our website at www.ultraspire.com to learn more about the brand and products. Position summary: An Outside Sales Representative is required to drive sales growth and brand exposure in assigned territories. Responsibilities: • Develop and execute sales strategies • Open New Accounts/Increase market share in assigned territory. • Attend industry... Read More

Do Sweat the Small Things by: Bryce Thatcher

A few little things go a long way in preventing injury. It is Spring, the beginning of the race season for many trail and ultra runners. Along with the good weather comes renewed enthusiasm for training. Having spent many seasons feeling this surge of energy, I know first hand how often injuries pop up during this time. Besides my own training, the past two years I have been a volunteer coach for Desert Hills High School Cross Country Team in St. George, Utah. Over 90 kids with a wide range of needs and abilities all respond to a few little things that help prevent injury. These suggestions... Read More

Tarawera Ultramarathon 2014

We thought you would enjoy some photos from the Tarawera 2014 from UltrAspire Australia, Barefoot Inc. Despite the fact that the race had to be downgraded from a 100km to a 69km the afternoon before because a cyclone rolled in. It seemed to make the race faster as the elites all seemed to decided to just go for it with the shorter course. It was a good day out though despite the strong winds and rain, as the photos show the runners all seemed to just have fun with it and just enjoy themselves. Read blog posts pre and post race interviews from the Tarawera Ultramarathon 2014 on... Read More

HANDHELDS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL – It’s All About Choice by: Bryce Thatcher

For years, running in the Grand Tetons, I carried a glass Mason® or Kerr® jar in my hand. This activity inspired, or perhaps compelled me to invent both the hand held hydration pack and the first screw top cap on a squeezable sports bottle. Virtually every hand held created since I invented them in the 1980’s, is a copy or reiteration of my original invention or subsequent innovation. As the founder of Ultimate Direction and designer at Nathan for many years, I have designed most hand helds on the market, and they may all look suitable for the job intended, but as an inventor and an... Read More

UltrAspire’s Alpha was named Trail Runner Gear of the Year: Best Unisex Hydration Pack for 2013

Ultraspire Alpha Pack (Gear of the Year 2013) Trail Runner Gear of the Year: Best Unisex Hydration Pack | $110 | www.ultraspire.com Trail Runner Mag says – “With the most innovative design we’ve seen in years, the Alpha pack solves the classic ultrarunner’s dilemma of having to take off your hydration pack to access anything inside. Magnetic closures on either side of the lower stash pocket let you easily reach its contents while wearing the pack. A two-liter reservoir rides low on your back for efficient carrying, while discreet side mesh pockets earn you ecofriendly points... Read More

Introducing #eliteimmortal #supermom #ultrarunner Liza Howard…

Liza Howard has been all the talk this week about her 2nd place win at the Bandera 100K. During the race she made time to pump milk for her new born baby, take a nap and still took podium. She signed up for the 100K because she wanted the new belt buckle, otherwise she would have just safely signed up for the 50K, this being her first race back after Ruby was born just 3 months ago. The desire for a newly designed belt buckle won over the desire to play it safe. If this is how she is going to start this seasons racing, watch out!! She will just keep shouting “Old Ladies Rock!”... Read More

Wonderland Trail FKT with Krissy Moehl & Darcy Africa

Deciding to go for a FKT is not something that is just thrown out in a conversation. It takes months of planning, research and dedication.  Elite Immortals Krissy Moehl and Darcy Africa both have racing seasons to train, race and recover from, not to mention coordinate a few photographers and friends to come along.  Krissy gives us her perspective of the adventure. Krissy Moehl & Darcy Afrca Wonderland FKT photo by: Basit Musta BETTER THAN EXPECTED August 27, 2013 written by: Krissy Moehl Life doesn’t always give us opportunities to execute better than we’d... Read More

Ultrarunner Charles Corfield shows us how science can help us get ahead of the mid-pack in ultrarunning.

Keen and inventive, wise, witty and always willing to go the distance, Charles hails to the U.S. from Welwyn Garden City in the United Kingdom, and now residing in Boulder, Colorado. After receiving degrees in mathematics and astrophysics at St. Johns College at Cambridge University in England, Charles moved to the United States, to pursue his doctorate degree in astrophysics and fluid dynamics from Columbia University. As the founder of many companies including Frame Technology Corp., Charles has profoundly influenced the world of technological innovation.  If any of you have worked with... Read More

Q&A with UltrAspire Athletes Ian Sharman & Nick Clark as they toe the line at Wastach to finish off the GrandSlam of UltraRunning

The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ award is recognition for those who complete four of the oldest 100 mile trail runs in the U.S. The “Slam” consists of officially finishing the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same year. The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning™ Award was established in 1986, when Tom Green was the first finisher. With the Grand Slam coming to a close with the Wasatch 100 we wanted to ask the leaders Ian Sharman and Nick Clark a few... Read More

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