The purpose is to provide a " How To " for ultra running.
The information contained within comes from personal experience, my own and fellow ultra runners, as well as various web sites, books, magazines etc. A large portion of information is derived from the ULTRA and the now defunct IUS-L list service. As a subscriber to the "lists" I keep my eye out for information that I believe to be important for people who are trying to select an ultra that's right for them.
An increasing number of people e-mail me directly to share their personal experience and insight or thoughts for possible topics. I gladly accept this type of exchange making this more of a community effort .
This is a hobby and updates are made as spare time permits. See the What's New section for updates. There are times when there won't be a whole lot of activity. This typically happens when I'm preparing for, or recovering from, a race. Check my schedule below and you can usually tell what to expect.
If you're looking for the "How and Why" of ultra's then check out my pal Kevin Sayers' site. There you'll find a complete collection of information on how to run ultras.
I'm NOT, nor do I claim to be, an authority on the sport. I'm not a coach, doctor or personal trainer. I'm just an ultra runner who is constantly trying to learn more.
Additionally the personal experiences reflect what has or has not worked and it may or may not work for you. Particular care should be exercised where an injury or medical condition is concerned. There is no better resource than experienced medical professionals.
It has been said that "ultra running is an experiment of one". Hopefully this site reflects that philosophy and attitude.
"http://www.Run100s.com/about_site.htm" (updated: 12/3/03) StanJ@Run100s.com