Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional. -Roger Crawford
Here we go again, another year, another 100 mile race report. Ready or not …
The Bear 100 history:
- This was the 20th running of the race.
- It’s a point-to-point race starting in Utah and ending in Idaho.
- Mix of dirty roads and technical trail.
- 21,000 feet of vertical gain in 100 miles.
- Notorious for having VERY off years in weather.
- 2014 saw almost 12 hours of straight rain through the night with a trail of runner carnage.
- 2016 saw tons of snow forcing the race director to cut the course in half and turning runners back home at the half mark.
- It was my year to test Mother Nature and that nasty Bear.
Knowing I needed to run another 100 mile race in 2018, I teamed up with 3 friends to run something together to turn it into a fun “guys weekend”. The lunacy of another ultra adventure was afoot. A huge thanks to my amazing sponsors, Fuel 100, who have had my back through thick and thin.
The race filled quick, but my registration was accepted just in time. As time ticked on early in the year, one of my friends, AJ, decided to float his entry to another person and would instead come out and crew/pace rather than race (I now had a pacer and crew). Things were looking up and I was excited.
As a serious lifetime runner, I find myself in the ultimate runner’s struggle. I can’t find a reason to get my running shoes on. I’ve tried every scheme that my extensive tool box offers. It's odd for me because for 35+ years running has been a defining characteristic of *me.* I started running, along with my sister before being a wife and mother, before being an adult. Through the years running was the constant. Sure, there were times when motivation waned or life got too busy but never for very long.
Endurance hill workouts can get you ready for your fall races. Don’t fear the hill, Fuel100 Electro-Bites gives you the tips to train like a pro. Photo Source: telegraph.co.uk
Hill workouts are a great way to build strength and endurance for the fall running season. For many, the thought of a strenuous hill workout can bring hesitation, but it doesn’t have to. Follow these tips from Fuel100 and conquer endurance hill workouts – your fall races will thank you!
Follow these running tips from Olympic distance runners and coaches and learn ways to improve your training and race-day performance. Photo Source: vacationhomerentals.com
With the Summer Olympics still a recent memory, Fuel100 Electro-Bites thought it would be fun to see what we could learn from some of the best runners and coaches in the world. These running tips from American athletes and coaches can help inform your training program and race schedule as you prepare for the fall running season.
Fuel 100 is all about giving you what you need to succeed in whatever endurance race or training you choose. Because of our passion for all things endurance, we thought it would be fun to see what a day in the nutritional life of some of the most extreme endurance athletes might look like. We will use the Tour de France as the endurance nutrition laboratory for a closer look inside the life of a world-class cyclist.
Sitting all day is killing you. Take back your life and improve your health by taking a few minutes during your day to move. Photo Source: losefatbellydiet.blogspot.com
There is a library full of empirical research showing the detrimental effects of sitting all day. We sit all day at work and school, we spend hours in front of the TV, and many of us spend hours on their screens playing video games or texting. Our sedentary habits are accentuating old injuries and creating dangerous new health problems. The solution? Get moving!
Alpine climbing nutrition can be a problem in the extremes encountered in thin air. Read how to power your next summit push with Fuel100. Photo Source: mountain-equipment.co.uk
Alpine climbing nutrition can pose one of the biggest challenges for mountaineers. Research has shown that climbing at altitude can burn 6000 calories per day. When alpine climbing, the body must battle the steep elevation, thin air, and cold – all while carrying heavy loads. However, food intake by alpine climbers at altitude has been shown to fall by 10-50% depending on the speed of ascent, the individual’s tolerance, and conditioning. Climbers must also struggle with bulky clothing and the likelihood that the exertion and altitude can greatly reduce the desire to eat. Alpine climbing nutrition is particularly important because, unlike many other endurance sports, the alpine climber must get themselves down the mountain. Rescue on a big mountain can be dangerous and take days, especially in bad weather.
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