Race Report: Athens Authentic Marathon 2017

Race Report: Athens Authentic Marathon 2017

We have an ancient Greek soldier to thank for the long-distance running event known as the marathon. Legend has it that in 490 B.C., soldier/messenger Pheidippides ran about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greeks’ victory...
Why You Should Never Eat Tempeh Before A Race

Why You Should Never Eat Tempeh Before A Race

This post has been republished from my blog, Gazelle Runs Ultras. Of course I would follow up a race in which I played it smart and everything went right, aka Quicksilver 100K, with a race where I did everything wrong and was, well, estupit. This is Farin being cocky:...
How I Crushed My First Vegan Ultramarathon

How I Crushed My First Vegan Ultramarathon

Now is not the time to be humble. I kicked that race’s ass. Quicksilver 100K was the smartest ultramarathon I ever ran. Yes, everything went well for me on race day, and I thank the ultra gods for that. But the way I prepared physically and mentally for this...