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Is Ultrarunning Bad for Long-Term Health?

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning Every few years, a narrative emerges that some particular level of exercise is bad for long term health. Sometimes the stories focus on the amount total volume, or the peak of intensity, or some combination thereof. And when those narratives come around, the collective athletic community takes …

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How to Race Ultramarathons When You are Underprepared

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning 2021 is proving a weird year for ultrarunning performances. Whether post pandemic related or a cosmic misalignment of the stars, it’s hard to argue that 2021 has not been simply bizarre for elites and average runners alike. For example, this years’ Western States 100 saw a paltry …