THE EXTREME DISTANCE ISSUE
Welcome to the EXTREME DISTANCE issue of POSSESSED.
The furthest I have ever run is 42.195 kilometers—a marathon. In the scheme of things—and certainly in the scheme of this issue—running a marathon isn’t such a big deal. I mean, it is, and it isn’t. Everyone from Oprah (4:29:15) to Shia LeBeouf (4:35:31) to Johnny Marr (3:54:18) has run a marathon, so, really, whoop-de-god-damn-doo.
If you yourself have run a marathon, I hope you’re not offended by that whoop-de-doo. I’m not trying to detract from your accomplishments, I’m proud of you (fuck yeah, you!), but I do want to make the point that a marathon is, to some people, a piece of proverbial piss. It’s a cakewalk, a stroll in the park; it’s an absurdly easy and pain-free task—and those people, those freaks of nature, are in this issue.
POSSESSED #47 is a grab-bag of ultra-running royalty. We chat with Aravaipa’s Jamil Coury about what it takes to dream up and direct an ultramarathon, satisfy pro athlete and Cocodona 250 winner Sarah Ostaszewski takes us through the finer details of running non-stop for days on end, the undisputed beast Max Jolliffe saves his five favorite records from a blazing inferno, an army of POSSESSED readers share their incredible ultramarathon stories, we introduce our latest culinary masterpiece: Hell’s Bells Gels, Satisfy pro athlete Jakob Åberg lets us rummage around in his iPhone, we cure shin splints, debunk ‘bad knees,’ and—fun, fun, fun—we open up the mailbag! All that and more in...
POSSESSED #47: The EXTREME DISTANCE Issue.
Notes from the Underground
Deleting Miles with Sarah Ostaszewski
Going the Distance
Jamil Coury & How To Direct an Ultra Race
Welcome to Earth
What is Distance Training?
Highway to Health
Phone it in
How to Make Hell's Bells Gels®
The Bullshit Report
Your Running Stars