"If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it--then move on."
Some good thoughts here on Five Training Principles to Live By
When you are good your are good. Chrissie Wellington of Ironman fame is the first women at her first Ultra and second overall at the Race to the Tower in the Cotswalds. Then again she did just run the 2017 London Marathon in 2:49:01 placing 13th among women and 1st in the women's 40-44 age group. I say if she takes this up as her sport in her "retirement" watch out.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: June 12, 2017
LetsRun.Com's The Week That Was in Running: June 5 - 11, 2017
The Western States 100 is almost here (June 24-25, 2017) and iRunFar has posted the Women's Preview and the Men's Preview. Also from iRunFar here is Part 3 of Andy Jones-Wilkins' 4 Part series on the race: AJW's Predictions for the Women's Race. In case you missed them here is Part 2 & Part 1.
With regards to Western States it is good to see a number of people who have been in the Lottery for 5 years or more that are on the Wait List get in. There is still someone at #39 who has been in the lottery 6 years and one at #49 who is at 5 years waiting. Seems to me, and this is just my opinion, that if you have tried 5 times you should get an automatic qualifier, just saying.
After winning Comrades on the 3rd of June Camille Herron gets ready to run Western States next week
I was reading this article at Competitor.com, Endurance Fatigue: Perception is Everything, and it reminded me of Tim Noakes Central Governor Theory and iRunFar wrote on this, Peak Performance and the Selfish Brain, and my take-away is the mind is critical but externals play heavily into the picture so you have to work with both.
At Phil Maffetone's website for MAF running here are their MAF TOP 10 Posts
Info on the 2017 International Congress On Medicine & Science In Ultra-Endurance Sports Report
Allie Ostrander took up the Steeplechase this year and won NCAA's after some injury problems. Allie for some may be best known for her running of the Mount Marathon run in Alaska.
Largest Road Races in the US in 2016, other than Boston this might be my list of races to stay away from as for me these large races are just a logistical pain. I guess once it starts it is not too bad but not sure the work to get to the start is worth it.
Vashon Island 50k and Trail Run, sounds like a nice race - Race Website
The 57th running of the Mount Washington Road Race should be a good one
Have you logged yours yet, I haven't! Strava is having The Strava Mile challenge for the month of June and all you have to do is log your fastest mile and tag the run with #MyMile in the Activity Title. 10 runners who post their time will win free shoes and also 10 of their followers will also win shoes. So go and run your fastest mile this month and post it.
Speaking of miles 16 year old Jakob Ingebrigtsen who ran 3:58.07 in Eugene a couple weeks ago goes even faster in the Bislett Games (Oslo) "U20 Dream Mile" going 3:56.29.
I mentioned it last week but for all you coffee lovers I have been trying Christopher Bean Coffee and have found it very good. Here is a link to get $10 off your first order and to be completely open I also will get a credit to buy coffee. But hey $10 off is a great deal - here is the link where a message will come up with your discount code : $10 off Christopher Bean Coffee
As mentioned before I have started working with SFuels to help promote a Low Carb-High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle for health and performance. You can also sign up here for SFuels.TV and then be directed to a code that will allow you to get a FREE sample pack, you just pay shipping, as well as more on transitioning to LCHF and get you some great info direct to your email. Here is this weeks video from Robin on LCHF meal planning.
Masters Running News
2017 National Senior Games: Track and Field Results, Road Race- 5K & 10K. Also here is an article and pictures from the 2017 Senior Games
Where do you fit in: Mastering Running as You Age?
I need to work on working on adding strength work
Races this Weekend
Broken Arrow Sky Race, Sqaw Valley, CA - June 16th (VK) & June 17th (26K & 52K), 2017
Bryce 100, Bryce Canyon Utah - June 16-17, 2017
Bighorn 100, Dayton, Wyoming - June 16 - 17, 2017
Mohican 100, Loudonville, OH - June 17 - 18, 2017
Mozart 100K, Salzburg, Austria - June 17, 2017
Livigno Skymarathon, Livigno, Lombardia, Italy - June 18, 2017
Stockholm Diamond League, Stockholm, - June 18, 2017
Past Weekend Race Results
2017 IAU Trail World Championships, Badia Prataglia, Italy - June 10, 2017
NCAA D1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Eugene, OR - June 7 -10, 2017
San Diego 100, Lake Cuyamaca, Ca - June 9, 2017
North Face Endurance Challenge, Wachusett Mountian Ski Area, MA - June 10, 2017
Run Under The Starts -10 Hour Run, Paducah, KY - June 10-11, 2017
Portland Track Festival, Portland, OR - June 10-11, 2017
Dipsea Race, Mill Valley, CA - June 11, 2017
Steve Scott's 1982 Dream Mile win in Oslo
Broken Arrow Sky Race 2016
Wow, 1:51.24 at 14 years old - World Record by the way and a negative split of 56.51 then 54.73 . This was from 2016 and this he year ran 1:50.84 to set a Freshman record and win the Missouri State meet.
What would the Weekly RunDown be without this weeks Mountain Outhouse News
The 2016 Mozart 100k in Austria - the 2017 event is this week
Bryce 100 - 2015 Video
Highlights from 2016 Mohican 100
2016 Livigno Skymarathon