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Reverse-engineering the Ultramarathon

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How to Train for Vol State

Archival image of a Vol State training session from the early days.
(Real runners wear the fez)
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One of the questions I have occasionally gotten, and that I have also seen from time to time in comments on Vol State discussions is, “How would you train for a race like that?” Many ultrarunners, who either seriously think they might want to do it or who may just have a passing curiosity about it, seem to wonder about this, and I have finally been moved to reach out with such wisdom as I have on the topic.