THROWBACK <br> BORN TO RUN ULTRAS 2013

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BORN TO RUN ULTRAS 2013

6 min read

Majestic Oak trees were scattered across the rolling hills of dry grass around us. The marine layer was burning off and the morning sun was greeting us as we finished breakfast and lounged around camp. After some frisbee, a game of whiffle ball developed quickly as more people wanted to join the fun. There were no rules or teams, or maybe the rules and teams were made up and changed for each...

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THROWBACK <BR> I. DID. NOT. FAIL. HUNTER GATHERER SURVIVAL RUN 2014

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I. DID. NOT. FAIL. HUNTER GATHERER SURVIVAL RUN 2014

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I stumbled through the rocky juniper brush in the dark Texas night looking for a good place to build a survival hammock. It was after 10pm. The race was to start in less than 6 hours, though it felt like it already had. I had never built a hammock out of p-cord and a piece of canvas but I was confident it would work. 
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THROWBACK <br> HUNTER GATHERER SURVIVAL RUN 2013

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HUNTER GATHERER SURVIVAL RUN 2013

12 min read

I never knew Texas could be so beautiful. The rolling green hills carpeted with Juniper and Oak stretched into the distance. Broken limestone and prickly pear cactus littered the ground. I was at a private campground called Camp Eagle in the Hills Country of central Texas. I was standing around anxiously awaiting our packet pickup for the Hunter Gatherer Survival Run. I knew there would be some...

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THROWBACK <BR> FUEGO Y AGUA 100KM RACE REPORT

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FUEGO Y AGUA 100KM RACE REPORT

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I’ve had my eye on this race for a while. Unfortunately it was canceled in 2011 so my adventure there had to be postponed until this year. Everything happens on the Island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. The course nearly loops around the entire island and boasts two volcanic climbs; Maderas, or as I liked to call it, “The Beast”, is inactive, wet, cold, and MUDDY and Mt. Conception which is...

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THROWBACK <BR> CAN YOU BE BAREFOOT IN A SHOE? HOW ABOUT A SANDAL?

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CAN YOU BE BAREFOOT IN A SHOE? HOW ABOUT A SANDAL?

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A guest post from Jesse James Retherford of  www.TAO-Fit.com

Feet. Do we need them?

There are 26 bones in the human foot, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, and roughly the same number of sensory nerves that you have on the palms of your hands.  By the way, that’s the same amount of nerves as the inside of your mouth, and coincidentally, your genitals. 

It should be pretty obvious that the foot is...

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THROWBACK <BR> THE BEAR 100: A 100 MILE VISION QUEST IN LUNA SANDALS

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THE BEAR 100: A 100 MILE VISION QUEST IN LUNA SANDALS

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I sat slumped over in a camp chair by the fire. It was dark and cold in those mountains in the wee hours of the night. I was tired, delirious, and defeated. I was at mile 68 of the Bear 100. As we neared the aid station I told Sweeney, my pacer, that I was done, that I was dropping out at this aid station. When I told him tears welled up in my eyes at the verbal admission of defeat. I was glad...

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THROWBACK <br> WHO IS MASSASOIT? <br> HOW IS HE RELATED TO LUNA?

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WHO IS MASSASOIT?
HOW IS HE RELATED TO LUNA?

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"Massasoit, it will be remembered, was the Wampanoag sachem [leader] first to visit the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621, and then became and continued their firm friend. The treaty of peace and mutual defence, made between him and the whites, was carefully observed for above fifty years, and was an important factor in the prosperity of the colony." History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts.

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THROWBACK <br> CABALLO BLANCO ULTRA MARATHON 2015

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CABALLO BLANCO ULTRA MARATHON 2015

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Barefoot Ted and other LUNAr Monkeys went down Mexico once again for the Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon (formerly Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon). Here are some of our favorite memories, in photo form, from this year’s trip:

"About ten miles into the race I was bombing down a hill in my Osos. I looked around and realized that I was running at that moment with one Canadian, one German and one...

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