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The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running and Ultramarathons

Expert Advice, and Some Humor, on Training, Competing, Gummy Bears, Snot Rockets, and More (Ultimate Guides)

Jason Robillard


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Jason Robillard has been doing ultramarathons for many years, and started advocating for barefoot running before it was cool and is considered an authority on it.

In this guide, he teaches trail-running newbies and experienced marathoners essential survival skills and tips for running long distances: how to run in snow, ice, and mud; how to cross large streams of water; what to do when you have to go number 2 on mile 30 of a 50-mile run; preparing for trouble (building a fire, surviving in the heat and cold); running in thunderstorms.

The book is written with an irreverent sense of humor and touches on topics that many running books don’t get into.

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Skyhorse, 9781629147741, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

About the Author

Jason Robillard: Jason Robillard is a former high school psychology teacher turned nomadic adventurer. He is a running coach and consultant for the shoe industry, and has run road and trail races from 5Ks to hundred-milers. Jason is also a serial hobbyist that uses self-experimentation to explore activities like mixed martial arts, cooking, weight training, hunting, RVing, and magic. He is the author of The Barefoot Running Book and Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.