ultra running barefoot

After signing up for the North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco (50mi) I realized I wanted to also sign up for the Ultra Trail Marathon du Mont-Blanc (100mi) in 2012. While the NFEC is in December 2011 in San Francisco I need to accumulate 5 points to qualify for the UTMB. This means that I need to run (and finish!) the NFEC and probably a 100km run (62mi) or a 100mi run (not quite ready for that yet – UTMB will probably be my first one).

Last year was all Ironman races and marathons. I got a bit bored with that and I find the entrance fees outrageous. Running was my first sport and I felt I needed to focus more on that. I could decide to get under 3 hours at the marathon distance (my PR is 3:07) or I could decide to work on endurance by running ultra distance events. Getting 2:50-something at the marathon requires a lot of speedwork on tracks or on the street. I don’t like that too much and I’m not that interested in speed (as my performance at the last Silverman can show!). I like the outdoors, I like to run and I like to climb mountains too. So working on bigger and further endurance goals seems like the way to go. I’m not that fast (I’m getting older) but I can go for a really long time. I don’t remember being tired after any of my IM races.

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The Role Of Acupuncture In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis


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Dà Huáng / Rheum_palmatum


Purgative - Drains heat and purges accumulations and fire, dries damp, promotes urination, cools the blood, invigorates blood circulation and removes blood stasis, reduces fire toxins

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