Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekly RunDown #66

Bill Rodgers
“To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year — but for a lifetime.”
Bill Rodgers

I am on a list for top blog so if you can vote for this blog that would be much appreciated.  The blog voting is at RunUltra and you go here to vote by going to the "Vote Here" link and then voting for "Tony Konvalin."  There is a second possible blog vote I may be in but will not know till next week.

While I find running news in various places, such as on long list of websites I check, I do need to give a shout out to a few places that I either get news from or often have the same news as: iRunFar.com, Ultrarunnerpodcast.com Daily News, LetsRun.com & RunnersTribe.com.  Of course as I mentioned there are others but these are good sources of more than I share so are good ones to get on their email lists.

Thanks to Ultrarunnerpodcast.com for uncovering this one - The Trail Running Film archive.  Lots and lots of links to trail films, you could spend quite a bit of time here.

With the Honolulu Marathon this weekend it will be interesting to see what the winning time is as Dennis Kimetto the world record holder at 2:02:57 is entered.  The current course record, set in 2016, is 2:09:38 by Lawrence Cherono who is also entered in the race this year.

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running December 4, 2017

Dakota Jones looks at running a Vertical K

100 miles is tough, how about 100 miles on a treadmill

Wish they could figure out how to get Nike and Footlocker together so the best HS runners could face each other but that said Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland High School in New York sure looks like she could be the best on the girls side.  As far as the Footlocker meet it is this week and here is the girl's preview and the boy's preview

Want a fast 5K how about some Canicross - see video below of Canicross from France

Ultrarunning Magazine does a recap of The Running Event, an annual industry trade show

Back when I started running in the 70's the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan was a major marathon on the calendar.  Great to see such a fast time this year with Norway's Sondre Moen running 2:05:48 and becoming the first non-African born runner on a record-eligible course to run under 2:06

Well I have gone and done it in purchasing a treadmill.  Many dread, thus the term dreadmill, them but if you live in places with weather or just have a busy schedule they can be invaluable.  Here are some good ideas to remove some of the dread:  3 Sessions to Keep You Fresh.  From the minimal treadmill running, but lots of time on a bike trainer, I have done the key to working out on equipment such as treadmills is to break down the workout into smaller units, just as is often done in long races.

If you did not get a spot in the Hardrock lottery here is a race that Jamil Coury suggested on Twitter: Ronda Del Cims (part of the Andorra Ultra-Trail)

Great running at the California International Marathon this past Sunday

Trail Runner magazine looks at 9 new trail shoes

Trail and Ultra Running also looks at a number of trail shoes

You may or may not know who Chris Solinsky is but he had quite the summer in 2010

The Desert Solstice 24HR/100 Mile Invitational this weekend should be good with Camille Herron and Zack Bitter there, among others - here are the entrants

With regards to The Desert Solstice race here is the Altra press release with regards to Zack Bitter going for the World Record for 100 Miles on the Track

Speaking of Zack Bitter he now has a YouTube Channel which based on what he has shared on his blog should have lots of good info.

LetsRun.com's interview with Tim Ritchie the winner of the CIM marathon and only other American under 2:12 this year, along with Galen Rupp.  Also, here are their 5 thoughts on the race.

Steve Speirs' recap of his 2017 Cayman Island Marathon run, and win

Registration is open for the Tarawera Ultramarathon 100 in New Zealand

Running in Switzerland mixed with trying some ale - Trails & Ales

I have mentioned The Balanced Runner a few times and will be soon posting a review of the Online Class I took so here is Jae Gruenke of The Balanced Runner on Endurance Planet


Races this Coming Week
Desert Solstice Invitational - 24hr/100 Mile, Phoenix, AZ - December 9, 2017
USATF National Club X-Country Championships, Lexington, KY - December, 9, 2017
Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL - December 9, 2017
Tucson Marathon, Tucson, AZ - December 9, 2017
Big Foot 50K, Salt Fork State Park, OH - December 9, 2017
Bell Ringer 50K, Burns, TN - December 9, 2017
Brazos Bend 100, Needville, TX - December 9-10, 2017
The Daytona 100, Jacksonville, FL - December 9-10, 2017
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI - December 10, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Marathon Des Sables Peru, Peru - November 28 - December 4, 2017
Ultra Trail Cape Town 100k, Cape Town, SA - December 2, 2017
Hillside Hustle-5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon, Clermont, KY - December 2, 2017
Xterra Trail Running World Championships, Hawaii - December3, 2017
High Desert 50K & 30K, Ridgecrest, CA - December 3, 2017
California International Marathon (USATF 2017 Marathon Champs), Sacramento, CA - December 3, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, TX - December 3, 2017


Registration opens for UTMB 2018 December 14, 2017  - January 3rd, 2018 - Are You Ready


Nike Girl's 2017 X-Country Nationals


Nike Boys 2017 X-Country Nationals


This weeks edition of Mountain Outhouse


Some Canicross from France


2017 Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail


Short video on Neely Gracey


Trails in Motion 6 - 2018 Film Festival Trailer


Intro Video from Zack Bitter's YouTube Channel






Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekly RunDown #65

Bill Bowerman
"Everything you need is already inside." 
Bill Bowerman

I want to thank everyone who reads this blog as last week was the most read post to date.

Not sure the last time you checked out the Podcast Post but there have been some added since I first posted it - Podcasts and More Podcasts

Just added this one to the Podcast list: Heartland running talks to Ellie Greenwood

This is an affiliate link but I did want to make sure you knew that Xero Shoes' Black Friday sale runs through December 4th, with up to 70% off. If you are interested in their shoes and sandals now is a good time to try them out.

Kaci Lickteig talks about her injury - A Test of Will Power.  While my current injury is not as bad as her pelvic stress fracture but having had a stress fracture in my ankle many, many yeas ago I know how she feels and I can truly sympathize.

You have heard of "Couch to 5K" or even "Couch to Marathon" but how about a Couch to 100K in a year

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running November 27, 2017

Balanced Runner interview of ultramarathoner William Sichel

The Training for Ultra Podcast with Zack Bitter, Camille Herron, Paddy O'Leary, Eric Senseman, Yiou Wang and more.  As it was mentioned in talking to Zack Bitter the Desert Solstice 24 Hr race is coming up December 9-10

I only got to race X-Country in England once back in the late 70's but it was fun and great to see it taken seriously.  Hard to find a X-Country race in the US if you are not in High School or College.  Here is a take on a race he ran recently: Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

This is one place I want to get to one day - Running in the Lake District

While we are on Fell running, lots of it in the Lake District, here is Ben Mousey's A Rough Guide to Fell Running

Some good runs at the Manchester Road Race as Paul Chelimo wins and Buze Diriba just gets Molly Huddle at the finish

Some good tips for your next long race: 4 Simple and Smart Long-Distance Tips

Want to be part of the USA Team at the 2018 IAU Trail World Championships, here are the standards

A pretty simple way to classify food: Unprocessed/Minimally Processed & Processed/Ultra-Processed

Speaking of food here is an article on 5 recovery drinks for runners.  Sadly, as do many place, it lists chocolate milk as one source and references a study form Indiana University by Joel Stager.  Well here is a view that says the opposite - Got Chocolate Milk? Why you don't need it for recovery.

John Vonhof writes in part 5 of his series on blisters: Finding the Right Combination.  Make sure to check out the first 4 parts linked to at the start of part 5

Part one of a two part series on the training of Steve Scott who had 136 Sub - 4 Minute Miles.

If you have $3600 to spare, not including air fare, this would be fun - Tour Mont-Blanc Run

How about running the record mile of 4:17.9 in Antartica

Always nice to read of others getting into running and even doing their first Ultra and here is one of those stories: Learning to Run Without Fear Part 1 & Part 2

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces 2017 runners of the year

Kipchoge Vs. Farah at the 2018 London Marathon - Not sure it will be much of a fight as Farah still has a ways to go and I am sure there will be other contenders by the time of the race but makes for good press.


Masters Running News
97 year old Bob McAdam sets world record for 5k at 48:33

I wanted to mention this again as I did a few weeks ago.  Check out the video trailer below on Bob Hayes who is still running at 90 and you can buy it here.  I own this video and it is a great one.  For years people were told to "Be Like Mike" well maybe it should be "Be Like Bob"


Races this Coming Week
Marathon Des Sables Peru, Peru - November 28 - December 4, 2017
Ultra Trail Cape Town 100k, Cape Town, SA - December 2, 2017
Hillside Hustle-5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon, Clermont, KY - December 2, 2017
High Desert 50K & 30K, Ridgecrest, CA - December 3, 2017
California International Marathon (USATF 2017 Marathon Champs), Sacramento, CA - December 3, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, TX - December 3, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Manchester Road Race, Manchester, UK - November 23, 2017
Quad Dipsea, Mill Valley, CA - November 25, 2017
St. Sebastian 100, Sebastian, FL  -  November 25, 2017
Wendover Woods 50,  Wendover, UK - November 25, 2017
Alpine Challenge, Victoria , Australia - November 25, 2017


What will you be doing when you are 90 - Buy Video Here - as I stated above I have this video and it is a good one


Kilian in the Northern Lights


Ultra Trail Cape Town is this week and here is a video of it from 2015


Mt Snowden Ultra registration opens Wednesday for the Sept 22, 2018 race


This looks pretty good - Golden Trail Series


Nice video from Sword on Jordan Hasay


Salomon Glen Coe Skyline 2017 - Sky Extreme final


Trail Running in the Swiss Mountains


Tahoe 200 Endurance Run


Antartic Ice Marathon


Rosie Gagnon talks about here move to LCHF and going from running 8 miles to Ultras









Friday, November 24, 2017

Weekly RunDown #64

Jack Daniels
"Shoes weigh too much when you get older." 
Jack Daniels

Above quote is from an article in Running Times from May 2008 regarding running barefoot on an indoor track at NAU

First off this is an affiliate link but I did want to make sure you knew that Xero Shoes is having their Black Friday sale, which runs through December 4th, with up to 70% off. If you are interested in their shoes and sandals now is a good time to try them out.

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: November 20, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was in Running - Nov 22, 2017

Primal Endurance Podcast #124 with Phil Maffetone: Overfat and Fat-Adapted Eating

Recap of the 2017 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Miler

3 Take Aways from an interview with Courtney Dauwalter

Nice interview with Timothy Olson

The Red Bull Steeplechase knockout race looks interesting - this is from the 2017 version

Now this is indeed a Grand Slam goal for a summer - The Last Great Race

Just found Ben Mounsey's blog and this article on knowing you are a Fell Runner

Dylan Bowman on his UTMB run

A look at the NCAA X-Country Championships

If you want to watch the races you can do so here for Div I, II and III

Article on this weeks Alpine Challenge in Australia

Nice interview on form The Natural Running Center on one persons transformation

John Kelly not only won The Barkley, finished a Great Ironman in Kona but is also a Long Course National Champion 

Another article on Camille Herron's record run at Tunnel Hill

A look at weekly milage

A look at Kilian's acclimatization for Everest and his and Emelie's site with regards to preparing to climb to 8000m

Is "Hard Work" the answer, maybe for some but it may be an issue for others

The Balanced Runner running form analysis from the NYC Marathon

Some items to have with you when trail running by Gary Robbins

Trail and Ultra Running looks at 3 Essential Ingredients to Running Really Far

Also, from Trail and Ultra Running is a review of some Hydration options

The Western States 100 lottery is Dec 2, 2017 - here's hoping those who have been waiting for a few years get in.  Personally I would like to see this race have a qualifying system like Boston so the best of the best in all age groups can get in.

Runner's Tribe looks at 5 Great Olympic Marathon Moments


Masters Running News
Sabra Harvey named 2017 Masters Athlete of the year


Races this Coming Week
Manchester Road Race, Manchester, UK - November 23, 2017
Quad Dipsea, Mill Valley, CA - November 25, 2017
St. Sebastian 100, Sebastian, FL  -  November 25, 2017
Wendover Woods 50,  Wendover, UK - November 25, 2017
Alpine Challenge, Victoria , Australia - November 25, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
JFK 50 Miler,  Boosboro, Maryland  - November 18, 2017
The North Face Endurance Challenge 50, San Fransisco, CA - November 18, 2017
NCAA X-Country National Championships, Louisville, KY - November 18, 2017
Catalina Eco Marathon, Catalina Island, CA - November 18, 2017
Salomon SkyRun 100k,  Lady Grey, SA - November 18, 2017
The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, Nashville, TN - November 19, 2017
Verona Marathon, Verona, IT - November 19, 2017


1972 Olympic 10,000M - 1st part of Viren's Double


1972 Olympic 5,000M - 2nd Part of His Double


This weeks MTN Outhouse News


Ɓemkowyna Ultra-Trail® - the official film 2017

Red Bull Steeple Chase from 2014


Running the Kalalau Trail


Testing Ourselves by Kilian and Emelie


Ultra Trail World Tour - Episode 6 - Western States 100 and Eiger Ultra Trail


Joseph Cheptegei runs the 2nd best time ever at 15K







Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekly RunDown #63

Frank Shorter
"In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis."
Frank Shorter

Good info from SFuels Spike Free bars on Ultra Recovery.  If you have not tired them you can click the link int he side bar at the top and get a free sample pack, including shipping, if you are in the US.

Nice interview done by a local runner, Chad Cloutier, here in KY of another local runner, Mary Rose Stewart, about how she started running

Where does your state fit on this list of the Thinnest and Fattest states

Anton (Tony) Krupicka writes on his current injury and having an achilles issue myself I feel for him

Camille Herron on her 100 Mile World Record , 7:38/Mile pace, at Tunnel Hill.  More on Camille in a Runner's World article.

If you are in Louisville, KY this Saturday check out the NCAA X-Country National Championships.  Here is the men's individual preview and the women's individual preview

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: November 13, 2017

Laura Muir wins the Scottish X-Country Championships after working a night shift at end of 70 hour work week

Check out Ian Corless' blog for posts on the 6 Stage Everest Trail Race

Dewi Griffiths is a 2:09:49 marathoner and sheep farmer

Need a pace calculator you can find a number of them here, this is the one I have used a fair amount: Cool Running

Kaci Lickteig, the Pixie Ninja, blogs on her injury as she begins an extended rest due to it

Nice interview with Rachel Bell Kelly on DizRuns.com

One More Hour: Guillaume Calmettes’ 245.832 Miles at Big Dog Backyard Ultra

Boston The Documentary, see trailer below, will be released digitally Dec 5 and On Demand Dec 19

Good post from Jae Gruenke of The Balanced Runner on form analysis.

Phil Maffetone on The High-Performance Heart

Some thoughts on why riding can feel harder than running at the same heart rate 

Cat Bradley, winner of the 2017 Western States 100, sets the women's FTK at the Grand Canyon for the RTRTR

Some thoughts on fat from 33Shake

10 Years later, a look at back at Ryan Shay who passed away at the US Olympic Trials Marathon in New York City

Tina Muir talks to Phil Maffetone on: What is Your Fatigue Early in Races Really Showing You?


Masters Running News
Some tips for Masters runners


Races this Coming Week
JFK 50 Miler,  Boosboro, Maryland  - November 18, 2017
The North Face Endurance Challenge 50, San Fransisco, CA - November 18, 2017
NCAA X-Country National Championships, Louisville, KY - November 18, 2017
Catalina Eco Marathon, Catalina Island, CA - November 18, 2017
Salomon SkyRun 100k,  Lady Grey, SA - November 18, 2017
The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, Nashville, TN - November 19, 2017
Verona Marathon, Verona, IT - November 19, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Colossal Vail 50/50, Vail, AZ - November 11, 2017
Chino Hills 50K & 30K, Chino Hills State Park, CA - November, 11, 2017
Run Amok 50K & 50 Miler, Harrison Bay State Park, TN - November 11, 2017
Georgia Sky to Summit 50K, Sky Valley, GA - November 11, 2017
Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Nashville, TN - November 11, 2017
Tunnel Hill 100/50 Milers, Vienna, Il - November 11-12, 2017


1976 Olympic Marathon


A reminder of Zack Miller's finish at last years North Face Endurance Challenge in San Fransico


More from last years North Face


Kenenisa Bekele's Last World X-Country Championship 2008


Stage 6 of the Everest Trail Race - See videos of the other stages here


Geoffrey Kamworor's, winner of the 2017 NYC Marathon, first win at the World Junior XC Championships in 2011


Soon to be released publicly


Born to Run: The Kenyan Secret (Documentary)


1999 World Championship 1500


2016 SkyRun 100K, Lady Grey SA



Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekly Rundown #62

Marshall Ulrich
“I always say the only limitations are in your mind, and if you don't buy into those limits, you can do a helluva lot more than you imagine.”
Marshall Ulrich

This may be interesting as the marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto is running the Honolulu Marathon Dec 10th

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: November 6, 2017

LetsRun.com's Week That Was in Running: Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2017

John Kelly on the 2017 Kona Ironman World Championships

When will people realize that it is not just about how much you work-out but diet - not using the word here as speaking to some particular plan but about how one eats - is as important, if not more, than working out.  New Study Finds Americans Fatter Than Ever even while working out more

An article on Guillaume Calmettes the winner of the Big Dog Backyard Ultra

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championship is upon us again November 18 in Northern CA and here is the Men's Preview and Women's Preview

A short explanation as to why I find the Balanced Runner approach the way to go: You Don't Need a Method.  I am taking part in the Balanced Runner Online Camp and will be doing a write up on it in a few weeks when I am done.

Toni Reavis looks at Shalane Flanagan's history leading up to her NYC win

Joan Benoit Samuelson writes on Shalane Flanagan's win in NYC

A look at Meb's last marathon

More on Meb from LetsRun.com

Some stats on the New York City Marathon - pretty good finish rate at 98.9%

New York Times article on the New York City Marathon

Should be an interesting read from Tim Noakes - Lore of Nutrition:Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs (This is an affiliate link)

Are you one of these trail runners

10 things you need to know about Ultramarathon running

Tom Green runs a 100 miles a little over 2 years after a brain injury

May not have heard of Mary Cain recently but she is not done yet

Sandy Villines breaks the women's transcontinental record and here Strava data

Interview with Patrick Reagan on his 100 Mile debut, and win, at the Javelina Jundred and other subjects

An interview from across the pond with Donnie Campbell, winner of the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra

From this past weekends National Championships at the Moab Trail Marathon 


Masters Running News
Are you too old to run - Why you are never too old to run

Abdi Abdirahman at 40 was the top American at NYC and ran 2:12:48.  Keep in mind the 40-44 record is 2:08:38 by Kenneth Mungara run in Milan in 2016 at the age of 42.


Races this Coming Week
Colossal Vail 50/50, Vail, AZ - November 11, 2017 - Bummed as I was supposed to be running this race but due to an achilles/heel issue could not
Run Amok 50K & 50 Miler, Harrison Bay State Park, TN - November 11, 2017
Georgia Sky to Summit 50K, Sky Valley, GA - November 11, 2017
Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Nashville, TN - November 11, 2017
Tunnel Hill 100/50 Milers, Vienna, Il - November 11-12, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indiana - November 4, 2017
Rio Del Lago 100, Beal's Point Park, Folsom,  CA - November 4, 2017
Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championship, Moab, UT - November 4, 2017
Pinhoti 100, Heflin, AL  - November 4-5, 2017
Ozark Trail 100, Bass River Resort, MO - November 4-5, 2017
Gran Vuelta Valle del Genal Ultra,  Spain -   November 4-5, 2017
New York City Marathon, New York - October 5, 2017
French Riviera Marathon, Nice-Cannes, France - November 5, 2017


You have the beer mile, the milk mile and now just in time for the season the Pumpkin Spice Latte Mile


Zack Miller and Hayden Hawks are set to be at the North Face Challenge November 18th, here is a reminder of what transpired last year


The Unknown - pretty sure I have shared this before but it is a good video on Tim Olson at the Hardrock 100


Looks like this would have been fun


A Look at the Moab 240


Joe Rogan talks to Moab 240 winner Courtney Dauwalter


Some clips from the 2017 Moab Trail Marathon


Short film about the creation of the 0 SPF Trail Half Marathon, and the creation of the club that started it


Video on Marshall Ulrich


















Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekly RunDown #61

Arthur Lydiard
“When aerobic running becomes a daily habit, strength and confidence follow.”
Arthur Lydiard

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: October 30, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week that Was in Running October 23-29, 2017

MAF (Maximum Aerobic Function) Training is not just for runners

A look at the stages one goes through in a 100k

If you run in Injinji socks they have a new Ultra Run Collection coming out in the spring of 2018

Sports Illustrated article on Meb: Meb Keflezighi's Indelible Mark on U.S. Distance Running

Runner's World video series on Meb Keflezighi

New York Marathon US Men's Preview & US Women's Preview

Lelisa Dessisa and how he wants to use lessons learned on the Breaking 2 Project to his run in NY

A look at tight Hip Flexors and why they are bad for runners and some ideas on how to deal with them

If you have heard of Dry Needling but not sure what it was here is an explanation

Mark Sisson talks about Keto Carb Timing, Fat Burning Aerobic Zone & Stored vs. Dietary Fat

Anyone heard of any of these little known, at least to me, trail races

Once I get my niggling issues dealt with I want to set up my epic adventure with some friends - here is Karl Hoagland's

Some thoughts on that mysterious thing, to some, called The Taper.  At the end of the day how one tapers will vary but in large if you have in important race The Taper is important

This Saturday is the USATF Trail Marathon Championship

One of my favorite runners, Yuki Kawauchi, makes his French racing debut this Sunday at the 10th Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes NIce-Cannes

Protein timing, insulin impact and fat burning for endurance athletes

Another interview with Francois D'haene on his supported FKT on the John Muir Trail

Trail Runner podcast with Moab 240 winner Courtney Dauwalter.  Interesting as this must be getting some press as a number of people at work that are not runners heard of her win.  One place a few mentioned was Joe Rogans interview of her, which I have not listened to yet - here is the link

Sandy Villines is very close to completing her run across the US

Here is a source for Australian Ultrarunning


Masters Running News
Check out the video trailer below on Bob Hayes who is still running at 90 and you can buy it here.  I own this video and it is a great one.  For years people were told to "Be Like Mike" well maybe it should be "Be Like Bob"


Races this Coming Week
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indiana - November 4, 2017
Rio Del Lago 100, Beal's Point Park, Folsom,  CA - November 4, 2017
Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championship, Moab, UT - November 4, 2017
Ozark Trail 100, Bass River Resort, MO - November 4-5, 2017
Gran Vuelta Valle del Genal Ultra,  Spain -   November 4-5, 2017
New York City Marathon, New York - October 5, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Javelina Jundred, Fountain Hills, Az - October 28, 2017
Chicago Lakefront 50/50, Chicago, IL - October 28, 2017
Annapurna 100K/50K, Nepal - October 28, 2017
Stinson Beach Marathon, Stinson Beach, CA - October 28, 2017
Cougar Mtn Trail Run Series,  Washington - October 29, 2017


What will you be doing when you are 90 - Buy Video Here - as I stated above I have this video and it is a good one


Meet Zack Bitter


Mountain Outhouse News


Official 2017 UTMB Video


Nice vide on Team Altra Elite Athlete Gediminas Grinius


Highlights of the 2017 Frankfort Marathon


Latest video I did for SFuels - See side bar on my website if you live in the US and want a free sample


Crossing - Guillaume Arthus' Unsupported Traverse of the Pyrenees






Friday, October 27, 2017

Weekly RunDown #60

Steve Ovett
"You find out a lot about yourself through athletics. If you're cut out to be a winner or a failure or a quitter, athletics will bring it out of you. You're always stripping yourself down to the bones of your personality."
Steve Ovett

Here is a documentary on Steve Ovett: Part 1 and Part 2

Nice interview with Johnny Gray who has held the 800m American record for 32 years

Trail Runner magazine asks Jeff Browing, recent Bear 100 winner, 6 questions

4 Pilates moves modified for runners by Jae Gruenke of The Balanced Runner.  Here is Jae's post on these moves with a video to help show the moves in the Competitor article

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: October  23, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was in Running: October 16-22, 2017

Interview with Rob Krar

Do you get enough sleep, I know I tend not to: Sleep should be prescribed

Not sure how many of these are on your list: 6 Races You'll Probably Die Before You Do

Thinking of running a 24 hour Ultra, not an ultra in 24 hours but running a prescribed circuit continually for 24 hours to see how far you can go.  Here are some good tips to help in the endeavor.

How about trying one of these, I am sure but these are a good place to start:  5 Toughest Stage Races.

Dr. Phil Maffetone writes on Exercising but Inactive?

If you can be in Charles Town, WV on November 3rd you would be well served to attend this seminar with Dr. Maffetone and hosted by Two River Treads, TrueForm Running & Freedom's Run

New inductees into the NYRR Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Philemon Rono wins Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon  on Sunday (22) in 2:06:52

One persons preparation for this weeks Javelina Jundred

More on Francois D’Haene FKT on the 210 Mile John Muir Trail

With the recent completion of the 2017 Big's Backyard Ultra here is an article from 2016 on the race

Speaking of Big's Backyard in the weeks to come I am sure there will be much written, here is Guillaume Calmette's Strava data

A look at Peter's fourth and fifth 100 milers

With fall coming, well I think it is as I am in So. Cal for work and it was 103 Monday and 101 Wednesday for my runs, here are some tips and if you run in the rain here are some tips

Have not gotten to this one yet but should be a good Podcast from The Intelligent Racer: Running, Coaching & Nutrition with Zack Bitter

Speaking of podcasts I have updated my podcast post with some new additions that are noted: Podcasts and More Podcasts


Masters Running News
Carrie Tollefson interviews masters runner & 3 time Olympian Jen Rhines

Nice article on Meb: So Long Meb!


Races this Coming Week
Javelina Jundred, Fountain Hills, Az - October 28, 2017
Chicago Lakefront 50/50, Chicago, IL - October 28, 2017
Annapurna 100K/50K, Nepal - October 28, 2017
Stinson Beach Marathon, Stinson Beach, CA - October 28, 2017
Cougar Mtn Trail Run Series,  Washington - October 29, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Grand Raid Reunion, France - October 19-22, 2017
Pony Express 50 and 100, Faust, UT - October 20-21, 2017
Big's 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


Compilation of some Steve Ovett Races


Some guys catch up with Francois D'haene during is John Muir Trail FKT


Has your running store tried The Box Challenge


2017 Bear 100 - with focus on Jaybird athletes Timothy Olson and Luke Nelson - race was won by Jeff Browning


Here is some downhill running in Iceland


2017 Badwater


Mountain Outhouse Best Run News Show


Festival Des Templiers 2017


As Meb nears the end of his running career here is a reminder of his Boston win