Showing posts from March 27, 2016

AC100 Unveils New Buckles for 2017

The venerable Angeles Crest 100 has taken historic steps to advance into the front ranks of Legacy 100-mile races in the USA. New buckles were unveiled this morning to showcase the innovations in lottery and entrant management. The Race will go full-Lotto on Aug 8, 2016 "to allow more people to enter the race" according to website spokesbots. AC100 401 K Division Buckle, to honor the estimated 60+ DNS for their heroic sacrifices Race Director Ken Hamada celebrates his 30th year as the RD saying "I've outlasted all of the original race directors, so I must be doing something right. I'll live another thirty years thanks to my diet and sheer determination. If you can dream it, you can do it, just like Kim il-Sung" The current race Awards structure will remain unchanged, despite repeated assaults by forces of reason and logic. "If you are 50, like Jussi was, you'll do well here." AC100 2nd Lottery Sunrise Buckle for those who entered ah

Screw High-Dollar Trailrunning Chow

Trail-dining at The Lounge, Boney at Chamberlain Trail jct. Boney Mt Wilderness. All better with the Eat-n-Tool. I’m having recovered ultra- memories of what I ate and trained with before there were gels. Its only a matter of time before you discover that energy bars and gels are expensive and taste pretty bad . Since I’m not sponsored, I’m on my own for making this happen. Running nutrition is Big Business. In 2012 alone, energy drinks and shots market sales totaled $12.5Bn . Energy bar sales jumped 71% between 2006-2011 , hitting $1.7Bn by 2011. We're seeing stuff that didn't exist ten years ago. Energy gels an d drink mixes make claims of absorbability, energy, and with all the sub-variants of vegan, gluten-free, etc. Taste ranges from OK to poisonous. As to the whole gluten-free thing: if you have celiac disease, its legit. Otherwise you’re an unpaid test-subject in a mass epidemiological study with unknown outcomes. Go ahead, enjoy your gel. No, really! You can