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Praise for Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop

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See what athletes, experts, and the media have said about Jason Koop's book, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.

Matt Murphy Is Our Jason Koop Coaching & Crewing Contest Winner!

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Murphy is a 43-year old ultrarunner with 10 races notched on his belt.

Enter for a Chance to Win Coach Jason Koop as Your Ultramarathon Coach and Race Crew

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Enter for a chance to win coach Jason Koop as your ultramarathon race crew!

Grand Trail Gallery of Before and After Ultramarathon Photos in Men’s Journal

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Men's Journal has shared a gallery of photographs by Alexis Berg from Grand Trail on its website.

Grand Trail Photographs by Alexis Berg

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Enjoy a gallery of photographs from Grand Trail by photographer Alexis Berg.

Marathon des Sables: A Race Profile from Grand Trail

Marathon des Sables is a legend, the ultimate adventure. A story of the desert, of life, of friendship.

Scott Jurek: The Green Samurai, a Chapter from Grand Trail

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An iconic American ultramarathoner for nearly 20 years, Scott Jurek runs to “access a state of being, a zone.” In 2015, this adept of veganism broke a legendary record—the Appalachian Trail.

Trail Running, A Meeting Ground: A Chapter from Grand Trail

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Running is an individual sport, but as you get into the megadistances and you run farther and longer, the other runner is no longer an opponent but a friend—sometimes a lifelong friend.

Grand Trail Marathon des Sables Chapter

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Enjoy a free chapter from Grand Trail about Marathon des Sables!

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Kilian Jornet: Winning Isn’t About Finishing First or Beating Others. Running Is an Art.

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This excerpt from Kilian Jornet's book Run or Die shares how Jornet thinks about running--and why he so often will stop to enjoy the scenery, chat cheerfully with his competitors, and stop to help fellow runners who are waylaid on the trail.

Hit the Trails! Try Trail Running for Better Balance, Power, and Fun

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Running on trails does a body good. Thanks to varied terrain and softer natural surfaces underfoot, running on trails can both improve your overall fitness and be more forgiving to your body than road running.

Wildlife and Animal Safety for Trail Runners

Running on trails almost guarantees you some interaction with wildlife, and that’s a wonderful thing. Knowing what to do can keep these interactions positive.

The 10 Commandments of Trail Running Etiquette

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Trail etiquette isn’t necessarily about hard-and-fast rules. It’s mainly about good manners and courtesy. Chapter 9 of Trailhead offers handy and important guidelines about everything from who has the right of way on a trail to how to best relieve yourself in the great outdoors to how to do our part to preserve nature.

How to Take Your Dog Trail Running: A Safety Guide

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If you run with a dog, you already know the rewards. Follow this guide to trail running with a dog safely.

Jason Koop Interview on Endurance Planet: Maximizing Your Performance

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Endurance Planet has interviewed ultrarunning coach Jason Koop in this 1-hour podcast.

MEDIC! Jason Koop Shares the Contents of His Ultrarunning Blister Kit

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Top ultramarathon coach Jason Koop shows us what’s in his 10-year old ultramarathon blister box.

The Top Four Training Mistakes in Ultrarunning

Are you training the wrong way for ultramarathon? Jason Koop is head of coaching at CTS and shares the top four training mistakes he sees ultrarunners make.

The Top Reasons Ultrarunners DNF

Why did you drop out of the race? What was your biggest issue? Jason Koop describes the top reasons ultrarunners abandon the race.

How to Prepare Your Ultramarathon Pacer and Crew

Your ultramarathon pacers can make or break your race. Jason Koop shows how to train your race crew.

Almost Any Runner Can Finish a 100-Mile Ultramarathon

Runners of almost any fitness level can finish a 100-mile run simply by maintaining a walking pace.

Should I Run or Power-Hike This Hill?

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The accepted wisdom among ultrarunners is that if you can't see the top of the hill, you should hike it. But Jason Koop suggests a more scientifically validated cutoff pace for deciding whether to power hike or run.

Hal Koerner’s Top 10 Must Do’s on Race Day

One of America's top ultrarunners shares his top 10 good habits for race day.

Hal Koerner’s Guide to Getting Started in Ultrarunning

Hal Koerner lays out the basic steps you need to know to prepare for your first 50K to 100-mile ultramarathon.

Hal Koerner’s Guide to Running in Bad Weather and Trail Conditions

Hal Koerner, one of America's top ultrarunners, offers his guide to running in mud, snow, ice, and cold.

Jason Koop’s 9-Step Blister Fix for Ultrarunners

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Elite ultramarathon coach Jason Koop shows his proven 9-step blister fix for ultrarunners.

Photo Gallery: An Evening with Kilian Jornet

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Over 200 runners from Colorado met world champion trail runner and ski mountaineer Kilian Jornet yesterday at Boulder Running Company. Jornet is in Colorado for this weekend’s Ultrarunning World Championship in Summit County, Colorado. Jornet is among the world’s fastest trail runners and this summer set new world records on Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.Read more »

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Leadville 100 and the Badwater Ultramarathon

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Leadville 100 and the Badwater Ultramarathon

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Iron Bike and La Haute Route

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Iron Bike and La Haute Route

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Far-Flung Affairs

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Yak Attack and Four Deserts

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Extreme Among Extremes

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Red Bull X-Alps and Yukon Arctic Ultra

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Multi-Day Madness

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Trans Europe Footrace, Vendee Globe

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges: Multi-Discipline Masochism

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The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges: Norseman and Patagonia Expedition Race

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