The 2013 IAU 24-Hour World Championships recently took place in Steenbergen, Netherlands. The American team delivered a solid performance and Team Injinji’s own Jon Olsen won the individual men's gold. The American men’s and women’s also took home team gold. Below is Jon Olsen’s account of his experience before and after the race:
Two Pink Lines….. Can change everything…. when referring to a positive pregnancy test! I’ve always had an irregular menstrual cycle and for a majority of my running career thus far, it has been a blessing as sometimes I would go nine months without a period. When I took the test back in February, my emotions went from shock to denial to disbelief to acceptance to joy and finally elation!
Spring came a little late this year in many parts of the country, but now that the ice and snow has finally melted it’s time to get that Spring Training into motion! With a plethora of races to choose from in Spring and early Summer, it's a great time to set some new goals and push yourself beyond your comfort zone. Here are some tips to keep in mind to stay motivated and crush last year's personal best.
Last month, Team Injinji athlete Marshall Ulrich was inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. Marshall is a widely recognized and highly respected athlete in the ultrarunning community. He is the only person in the world to have completed the “triple crown” of extreme sports, achieving records and firsts not only in running, but also in mountaineering and adventure racing. He has completed more than 125 ultramarathons, averaging over 125 miles each. Ulrich has climbed the Seven Summits (including Mt. Everest) on first attempts, and completed 12 expedition-length adventure races.