I want to thank everyone who viewed/read my last Weekly Rundown, #58, as it was the most viewed Weekly RunDown yet at 2900+ views. Not a lot compared to many blogs but awesome for mine, thanks again.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: October 16, 2017
LetsRun.com's The Week that Was in Running: October 9-15, 2017
I talk about MAF quite a bit and I have written on it here and here is a new article from Dr. Maffetone in MAF - What is MAF?
Not only did Francois D'Haene win UTMB less than 2 months ago he just broke, could truly say shattered, the John Muir Trail Supported FTK running it in 2 Days-19 Hours and 26 Minutes - Old record was 3 Days-7 hours and 36 minutes. Here is the release from Salomon on the run.
So you think a couple miles is too much to warmup for a race - Dave Proctor ran 170K for his warmup
Courtney Dauwalter not only won the Moab 240 outright she won by more than 10 hours
Toni Reavis writes on Chicago and all that surrounds it
Are you running the Marine Corp Marathon this weekend, here are some tips from Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Some may be to late to implement but are great for any marathon.
Wilson Kipsang who dropped out at 30K in Berlin is now entered in the upcoming New York Marathon
With RICE being out BE CALM is an alternative with regards to rehab
You might have thought you did not need an APP to do an Ultra but maybe you might want one of these
John Kelly the winner, and only finisher, at the 2017 Barkley Marathons was 61st male (66th OA) at this years Ironman in Kona and had a marathon split of 3:00:42. This not to speak on what is harder - I have my thoughts on that - as in many places I posted on this that is the direction the post went. The post was intended to show the versatility of John in being able to not only do both but to finish and do well. Check out the Ginger Runner interview with him at the bottom of the page or go here.
5 guys go under 2:06 at the Amsterdam Marathon with 14 under 2:10 (15th was at 2:10:01)
Meghan Laws' (Arbogast) race report on the Lake Fuxian Highland 100K in China
The answer from experience, even if studies are not conclusive, is that standing desks work great. However, you need to not just stand but vary your position and routine including moving around. To just stand as the article states will compound issues like PF but also sitting while a recovery time is not the best posture for recovery. I think they are a great investment but are to be used as with anything as a tool.
New Post Feature in Strava
Speaking os Strava if you use Chrome and like data you might try the StravistiX Plugin
How often is something just taken as fact if you use the word "science" in the advertising. But is science really what drives most sports nutrition sold to the public or is it about using the word "science" as a marketing tool. Much like the marketing campaign selling Chocolate Milk as a sports drink even if it does contain around 24g of sugar per cup uses the terms "backed by science" because it sells. This article shows how "science" can be manipulated as the study mentioned to support chocolate milk had it compared to other sugar laden drinks so it did not prove it is the best but that it was maybe the best among sugar packed drinks.
Jim Walmsley and Seth Swanson are entered in this weeks Grand Raid Reunion , running the Diagonale des Fouse (translates to the Diagonal of the Mad), which starts this Thursday night in France. This is the races FB page
On a sad note not sure how many of you knew of Stephen Lee of The Heartland Podcast but he passed away early Wednesday morning unexpectedly. Due to circumstances there is a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral expenses
Masters Running News
Harriette Thompson who in 2015 became the oldest woman to finish a marathon passed away Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 94.
The October 22nd Scotiabank Torono Waterfront Marathon will honor the late Ed Whitlock
Races this Coming Week
Grand Raid Reunion, France - October 19-22, 2017
Pony Express 50 and 100, Faust, UT - October 20-21, 2017
Big Backyard Ultra - Last Man Standing, Bell Buckle, TN October 21, 2017
Kansas City Marathon, Kansas City, MO - October 21, 2017
Firewater 50K, 100K & 100M, Greenback, TN - October 21-22, 2017
Marine Corps Marathon, Arlington, VA - October 22, 2017
Scotia Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Toronto, Canada - OCtober 22, 2017
Past Weekend Race Results
Bourbon Chase Relay, Clermont, KY (Starts at the Jim Beam Distillery) - October 13-14, 2017
Limone Extreme SkyRace, Limone, Italy - October 14, 2017
Cave Creek Thriller, Cave Creek , AZ - October 14, 2017
Canyon de Chelly 55K, Chinle, AZ - October 14, 2017
Heartland 100, Cassoday, KS - October 14, 2017
Ironman World Championships, Kona, HI - October 14, 2017
No Business 100, Blue Heron, KY - October 14-15, 2017 (Also results here)
Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Columbus, OH - October 15, 2017
Lake Tahoe Marathon, Homewood, CA - October 15, 2017
Latest Video I did for SFuel bars
In the Footsteps of Pheidippides - with footage of the first Spartathlon in 83' and the vicotry by Kouros
The Grand Raid Reunion trailer
Flagstaff Sky Race 2017
2017 Amsterdam Marathon - 5 Men under 2:06 - 8 men under 2:08 and 14 under 2:10 - What a finish after 26 miles
Interesting short documentary on Kenyans trying to make it in Europe
2017 St. George Marathon
One record that no one as come close to in almost 15 years
Best Run News Show of October 16, 2017
Ginger Runner interview with John Kelly after his Kona Finish