Author: Emma Knudson

how long is the longest ultramarathon

How Long is the Longest Ultramarathon?

In my previous article listing the most difficult ultramarathons in the world, I branded the participants of said ultramarathons as ‘admirably crazy.’ And on that list was one ultra in particular that I would like to give it’s participants a new name. Admirably crazy doesn’t quite fit the difficulty and […]

what is the hardest ultramarathon

The 15 Hardest Ultramarathons in the World

Humans love to be challenged. We thrive on the possibility of our own failure– if failure is not a possibility, then the task isn’t worth working toward in our eyes. That’s why as things become easier, we find ways to make the task harder– making puzzles more and more complex, […]

is running good for mountaineering

Is Running Good for Mountaineering?

Mountaineering isn’t necessarily a leisurely stroll – the term encompasses any activity that involves ascending mountains, such as traditional mountain climbing or skiing. Athleticism and strength is required in order to not only possess the ability to complete the task at hand, but also to have a good time. It’s […]

what breed of dog is best for running

What Breed Of Dog Is Best For Running?

Runners always say that it’s best to run with a buddy. Forgoing solo runs is not only more fun, but also motivating to push yourself when you may not have felt so inclined to do so alone. There’s strength in numbers, and the numbers don’t necessarily have to be human. […]

are compression socks good for running

Are Compression Socks Good for Running?

You may have seen travelers wearing them in the airport, or have heard the benefits they provide during long travel stints. Or you may have seen runners wearing them during or after their race in a variety of bright colors, shapes, lengths, and fabric types. You may have hardly seen […]

what should i wear for a marathon

What Should I Wear for a Marathon?

Chances are, if you’re running a marathon soon, whether it’s your first or your fifth, your preparation checklist runs long. You’ve laid out your pre-race, during, and post-race fuel, you’ve found the right shoes to run in, you have your support squad in tow – and you’ve checked the race […]

what is a recovery run

What is a Recovery Run? (Benefits and FAQs)

If you’ve ever talked to a non-runner about running, they’ve probably said some things like, “Running is so hard!” “I can’t run for more than one minute without needing to stop.” “I don’t know how you do it.” It’s almost as if they assume that runners nearly sprint every run, […]

How Long Does It Take To Run A 50K

How Long Does It Take To Run A 50K?

If you’ve just signed up for a 50K, or you’ve planned to sign up for one, or even if the thought has wandered across your mind, you might also be considering how long it takes. At just barely under 8 kilometers longer than a marathon, it seems daunting enough to […]

What Strength Training Should Runners Do

What Strength Training Should Runners Do?

If you’ve been doing some research on how to become a faster runner, chances are you’ve come across a few articles that suggest strength training. While strength training is an essential element in any runners routine, it’s far too easy to get it wrong and risk injury. Perfecting your form, […]