Fuel and Hydration…Just Do It!
How many of you neglect to eat and hydrate adequately during or after a run? How many of you simply forget to drink your sports solutions and sip water at aid stations? Hydration and fuel for your event are fundamental concepts, yet they are often discounted or repudiated. The key to optimal performance and adaptation to training is proper nutrition. For both athletes and couch potatoes, balanced diets ... Read More
Who Doesn’t Like to Win?
Inside Trail Racing Team member, Victor Ballesteros, dominated the illustrious Jed Smith Ultra Classic 50 miler this past weekend in Sacramento, CA. The course is a flat and somewhat monotonous 5-mile loop of paved and dirt path that delivers some of the fastest 50k and 50 mile times in recent US history. Such a race places a tormenting stress on the legs and diligence of the runners. It ... Read More
I think, therefore I am…
Animals didn’t develop to consider long-term consequences and long-term planning even though it may be written in our DNA to behave in ways that will secure a future existence. We have to remind ourselves that we are animals and we act according to an ethical code and to the hormonal ebb and flow within our bodies. Impulse control is something that needs to be learned and practiced–we are ... Read More
The miles we travel and those we meet along the way…
This story has been nesting in my mind for months. It’s long, but hopefully entertaining… at the least… interesting. The miles we travel and those we meet along the way By Victor Ballesteros In January of 2012, I got an email from Palo Alto’s running superstar, Gary Gellin, asking me if I had any interest in doing a Fastest Known Time Attempt (FKT) around the 165 mile Tahoe ... Read More
If at first you don’t succeed…
Announced by Gary Gellin, on Thursday, September 27. The snow hasn’t yet arrived and my health is where it should have been seven weeks ago. All systems are go for another shot at the 165 mile Tahoe Rim Trail speed record. I will start in Tahoe City at 4:30 AM on Sunday, October 7th and hope to complete the loop by 7PM on Monday. Updates will be posted ... Read More