Friday, July 21, 2017

Weekly RunDown #46

Lorraine Moller
“For me, running is a lifestyle and an art.  I'm more interested in the magic of it than the mechanics.” 
Lorraine Moller

Denver Post article on Kilian's win in the Hardrock 100 after dislocating his shoulder at 13+ miles in.

Also, you do not see this too often, except in many Ultras, as Kilian was there to greet the last finisher who finished almost 24 hours after him

Post on the 2017 Badwater 135 and the runner from Japan that won

Thinking about trying MAF training but concerned about the slowing down you have probably heard about, at least when starting.  Here is a good article on Overcoming Frustrations with MAF Low-Heart Rate Training

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running July 17, 2017

A Weekly Roundup from Athletics Weekly in the UK

LetsRun.com's Week That Was In Running: July 10-16, 2017

Ian Corless post with a summary and images on the Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Gran Paradiso race

Want to see what the Western States 100 course is like?  Well you can see the first 78 miles so far on Google Maps

How about trying the Millwood 100 created by Jared Campbell. Here is an article on it by KSL TV in Salt Lake: Millwood 100 offers ‘ultimate tour' of Wasatch mountains

A podcast from over a year ago with Mark Cucuzzella on Healthy Eating but one to listen to again

News on Athletics from New Zealand for the week

Looking to do a 100 miler here are 10 Ways to Prepare

Now this race in Iceland looks cool

While often we run to reduce stress beware of running-induced stress

Mobility is an aspect of training I have not spent enough time on here is Part 5 (Trunk Extension) of a series on Mobility; Part 1 ( Hips ), Part 2 ( Trunk Rotation ), Part 3 ( Foot and Ankle ), Part 4 ( Knee )

Hoping the Berlin Marathon on September 24th will be as good as it can be with the notice that Wilson Kipsang (former WR holder) is running as well as Eliud Kipchoge also running and saying he is going for the World Record.  Here is Letsrun.com's posting of the press release

Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay are running the Chicago Marathon October 8th

If you live in or travel to San Diego, CA here are 10 places to run

Anyone tried this: Sufferfest Beer - Gluten Free

Yes countries are looking to bid for the 2032 Olympics: Germany reveal bid plan for 2032 Olympics


Masters Running News
We should all hope to be moving this good when we get older as these ladies move right along in the women's 80-104  100 meters

Seven American age group records set at the USATF Outdoor Masters Championships on the last day


Races this Coming Week
Monaco Diamond League, Monaco July 21, 2017
Dolomites SkyRace,  Canazei, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy - July 22, 2017 (Preview)
Under Armor Mtn Running Series - Cascade Volcano 50K, Bend, OR - July 22, 2017
Bigfoot 100K,  Cougar, WA - July 22-23, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Vol State 500K, TN - Starts July 13, 2017 (No Results Posted Yet)
USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, LA - July 13-16, 2017
Hardrock 100, Silverton, CO - July 14-16, 2017
Eiger Ultra Trail, Grindelwald, Switzerland , July 15-16, 2017
Diamond League, Rebat, Morocco -  July 16, 2017
Barr Trail Mtn Race, Manitou Springs, CO, July 16, 207
Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Grand Paradiso, Ceresole Reale, Italy - July 16, 2017


Jamil Coury's video on his 4th Hardrock 100


Billy Yang's new movie "The Unknown" on Timothy Olsen's 2016 Hardrock 100


Looking forward to seeing this


Kilian Jornet 2017 Hardrock 100 Winner Interview


Caroline Chaverit 2017 Hardrock 100 Women's Winner Interview


1999 Mile World Record of Hicham El Guerrouj - Even second place went under the previous record


Dave Coles talks about his change to a LCHF diet


Hard to see the false start but the lead guy sure went a long way after it


Bekele's 5000m World Record form 2004 - 12:37.35



Friday, July 14, 2017

Weekly RunDown #45

Frank Shorter & Kenny Moore
Part of a runner’s training consists of pushing back the limits of his mind. 
Kenny Moore 

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: July 10, 2017

LetsRun.com's Week That Was in Running

The Royal Ultra SkyMarathon® Gran Paradiso is this weekend in Italy and Ian Corless looks at the race

Soft Taping, an interesting idea

I guess Nolan's 14 was not enough: Andrew Hamilton Sets Two (More) FKTs on Nolans 14

Are American runners getting slower as this study says?

Dathan Ritzenhein joins Hanson-Brooks

Another race I remember from way back, but never ran, celebrated its 40th anniversary,  Silas Kipruto won the Boilermaker 15k this past weekend

Toni Reavis writes on a Kipchoge World Record Marathon Attempt at the 2017 Berlin Marathon Sept. 24th

Interview with David Bedford Part 1 & Part 2 - If you have been running as long, or longer than I his name should ring a bell.

There will be live coverage of the Hardrock 100 at iRunFar site

Every have problems getting in a long run, here are some ideas on how to modify your run to help

As these are both issues I have had to deal with I thought this may be helpful: Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica.  I can tell you for me finding a physical therapist that did Active Release Technique (ART) worked for me.  As an aside my PT was not on the ART list but still was trained in it but just did not pay to be on the list so just ask if they do this.

Thinking of running an ultra here is some advice and myths

Podcast with Magdalena Boulet: How to Run the Race You Know You are in Shape For

Do you travel much, here are 10 Tips for Running on a Business Trip

Drymax Socks
Mark Cucuzzella of the Natural Running Center talks to Camille Herron about running and her Comrades win.  Also, here is Mark's report on his Comrades run in 2013

Want to say thanks to US Skyrunning and Drymax Socks for the 2 pair of socks I won on a the US Skyrunning Twitter giveaway


Masters Running News
How would you like to run in the 40-44 age group at the Peachtree 10K on July 4th where Bernard Legat (43) gets 5th over all in 28:42 and Abdi Abdirahman (40) gets 6th in 28:54.  I realize they run in the open race but still!  The official winner of the 40-44 age group ran 34:19.

Some good thoughts on Recovery and the Aging Athlete

The USATF Masters Outdoor Championships are this weekend (July 13-16) in Baton Rouge LA


Races this Coming Week
Vol State 500K, TN - Starts July 13, 2017
USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, LA - July 13-16, 2017
Hardrock 100, Silverton, CO - July 14-16, 2017
Eiger Ultra Trail, Grindelwald, Switzerland , July 15-16, 2017
Diamond League, Rebat, Morocco -  July 16, 2017
Barr Trail Mtn Race, Manitou Springs, CO, July 16, 207
Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Grand Paradiso, Ceresole Reale, Italy - July 16, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Honey Badger 100 Mile Ultra Road Race, Cheney State Park, KS - July 8, 2017
Mt. Hood 50  Pacific Crest Trail, Clackamas Ranger Station, OR   - July 8-9, 2017
London Diamond League, London, UK - July 9, 2017
Badwater 135, Death Valley, CA - July 10-12, 2017


This weeks Mountain Outhouse (added late)


MIUT 2017 Race Highlight


Bryce Canyon Ultras


Trentapassi SkyRace Vertical Race 2017


Always like it when the Ultra-Trail World Tour updates come out, here is Episode 3


iRunFar.com's Pre-Hardrock 100 Interview with Kilian Jornet


Eiger Ultra Trail 2016


Trofeo Kima, Skyrunning Extreme Series 2016

Friday, July 7, 2017

Weekly RunDown #44

Carlos Lopes
“Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.” 
Carlos Lopes

Last week I posted an article form Ultrarunning Magazine about why Hardrock and some others do not pay ITRA to be able to provide UTMB qualifying points.  Well as you would expect ITRA responded to the article and also here is another view, with some valid points, as to why a race director does pay the yearly fee: Why I paid ITRA/UTMB and You're Wrong

Good to see New Zealand's Nick Willis back after taking a break: Why Nick Willis is Looking to be on Top of the World

If you use Ibuprofen here are 11 reasons to avoid it

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running July 3, 2017

Interesting stats from the Western States 100 Runner Survey

Ian Corless makes some good observations on the Jim Walmsley at Western States 2017

Here is the Ginger Runner interview with Women's Western States 100 winner Cat Bradley

A nice post by John Fegyveresi who was the last person to get an entry to the Western States 100 when Gordy Ainsleigh gave up his spot: My Western States Journey

Overcoming the Myths of Ultrarunning by Max King - Nice to see number 1 as it is what I have found to be true.

If you are thinking of running a 100 miler here are some Lessons learned from running 100 Miles

Takuya Noguchi wins the Gold Coast Marathon with Kenneth Mungara in second and one of my favorite marathoners Yuki Kawauchi in third was racing this for training for next months World Championships in London.  Kawauchi set a record for sub 2:12 marathons at 23 running 2:09:18.

I remember when the Atlanta Peachtree 10K was a big race with a who's - who of runners entered.  This year it was the USATKF 10K championship.

This is one marathon I have wanted to run since I started running but have not: Communing in the Redwoods at the 2017 Avenue of the Giants Marathon

The 2017 Hardrock 100 is only a week away and here is iRunFar's preview and here is Ian Corless' Hardrock 100 Preview

Eliud Kipchoge is aiming for the world record at the Berlin Marathon - for sure will be one to watch September 24, 2017

Thinking on running your first Ultra here 5 Tips to keep in mind


Masters Running News
86-Year-Old Bill Thorn Continues His Peachtree Road Race Streak

The Gold Coast Marathon was mentioned above but in Masters News second place finisher Kenneth Mungara took 30 seconds off his World Record for 43 year olds with a time of 2:09:04

101 year old Julia Hawkins sets a world record for the 100 yard dash at 36.62 at the recent National  Senior Games in Birmingham Alabama


Races this Coming Week
Honey Badger 100 Mile Ultra Road Race, Cheney State Park, KS - July 8, 2017
Mt. Hood 50  Pacific Crest Trail, Clackamas Ranger Station, OR   - July 8-9, 2017
London Diamond League, London, UK - July 9, 2017
Badwater 135, Death Valley, CA - July 10-12, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Finger Lakes 50's, Hector, NY - July 1, 2017
Lake District's Ultimate Trails Challenge (110K & 55K), Lake District, England - July 1. 2017
Paris Diamond League, Paris, France - July 1, 2017
Gold Coast Airport Marathon,  Southport, AU - July 2, 2017
Mount Marathon Race, Seward, AK - July 4, 2017
Peachtree 10K,  Atlanta, GA - July 4, 2017
Lausanne Diamond League, Lausanne, SUI - July 6, 2017

Altra video of the 2017 Western States 100


2017 Western States Montage


Craig Virgin winning the 1981 Peachtree 10K


Mountain Outhouse from 6/30/17 that came out to late for last weeks post


And just so you do not miss one here is this weeks Mountain Outhouse


2017 Mount Marathon Race Review


2017Lavaredo Ultra Trail


1983 Rotterdam Marathon w/De Castella, Lopes and Salazar


Carlos Lopes winning the 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in his home country of Portugal


This is what a sub 13:00 5K looks like


Francesca Conte is a new memebr of the SFuels.TV team


Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekly Rundown #43

Steve Prefontaine
“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.”
Steve Prefontaine

iRunFar.com's report on the 2017 Western States 100

A couple different posts on Jim Walmsley's DNF at Western States 100:  Jim Walmsley  & Walmsley Blows up Again (glad he changed the original title).  At the end of the day lets hope Jim learns from this and moves on to the next big race which is UTMB.

Here is an interview with Jim and to be fair, as he did win after all, here is the GingerRunner interview with Ryan Sandes and one from iRunFar.com with Ryan.  Not to be left out in all the hype here is an interview with Cat Bradley the women's winner

A post on a subject I had not thought about and am still not sure what I think but for now I do not see them as a problem and for sure like the ability to see al the action I would otherwise not see: Cameras on the Course

Speaking of cameras.  Here is video of a descent in the Mont Blanc Marathon this past weekend at about mile 15.  According to a post from Sage Canaday this is where he got dropped as it was very technical and slippery.  While the title focused on Kilian I was impressed by the guy with the camera: Kilian Jornet Descends Treacherous Route at Marathon du Mont Blanc

More on Western States: A Western States Hangover.  It was good to hear that John Fegyveresi, who you might remember from The Barkley  Marathons Movie and got 3rd that year, was the next person on the wait list on his 6th try to get in and went to WS hoping someone might not check in.  Well check-in came and went and there was not a spot open., that is till Gordy Ainsleigh, yes that Gordy, gave up his spot to Jim.  To top it off Jim finished in a hard year, I think being a finisher of Barkly might make the word "hard" take on a new meaning, in 27:51:46 and 145 place.

UltraRunner Podcast talk with Kaci Lickteig - Kaci won Western States in 2016 but this year finished just over 24 hours

iRunFar.com's This Week In Running: June 26, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was in Running: June 19-25, 2017

I guess it was time for a change as the 2020 Olympic Trials will not be in Eugene or Sacrament but in L.A at Mt. Sac, home of the Mt. Sac Relays, in Walnut CA.

Interesting article on Prayer and sports

No problem with UTMB making money but charging races to have them be able to provide points for qualifying for UTMB seems stretching it.  Here is a response by The Hardrock Hundred as to why they will not pay: Why we won’t pay: UTMB, ITRA and the “pay for points” racket

If you want to see where you ended up in the 2016-2017 UltraRunning Race Series you can check out the results here

Check out the 2 Part interview at Heartland Running with Naresh Kumar:  A Story Worth Telling Part 1  &  A Story Worth Telling Part 2

Nice article on one of my favorite marathoners, Yuki Kawauchi - often known as the Citizen Runner.  He is a one of a kind runner who does not fit the mold of most world class runners in that he holds down a regular job yet this Sunday he will be running his 70th marathon (Gold Coast Airport Marathon) and of those 48 have been 2:15 or faster with 14 sub 2:10's and a PR of 2:08:14  -  Yuki Kawauchi: A Long Road of Long Races

Don't forget that the Mount Marathon Race in Seward Alaska is this July 4th.

Race report on the very wet Bighorn Trail 100 in Wyoming where of 437 starters only 175 finished.

If you are in the Colorado Springs area July 16th you might want to think about running the Barr Trail Mountain Race.  A 12.6 mile trail race that goes up 3630FT to the 6.3 mile point and turns around to descends back to the finish, here is the Strava Route.   One of the sponsors is Carson Footwear.


Masters Running News
Steve Spence keeps up his streak by running 4:55.7 to make it 42 straight years to dip under 5:00 for the mile

US Masters Track and Field Championship Results held in San Diego June 24 - 25, 2017


Races this Coming Week
Finger Lakes 50's, Hector, NY - July 1, 2017
Lake District's Ultimate Trails Challenge (110K & 55K), Lake District, England - July 1. 2017
Paris Diamond League, Paris, France - July 1, 2017
Gold Coast Airport Marathon,  Southport, AU - July 2, 2017
Mount Marathon Race, Seward, AK - July 4, 2017
Peachtree 10K,  Atlanta, GA - July 4, 2017
Lausanne Diamond League, Lausanne, SUI - July 6, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Lavaredo Ultra Trail, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy - June 23, 2017
Western States 100, Squaw Valley, CA - June 24-25, 2017
USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Sacramento, CA - June 22 - 25, 2017


When I started running Fukuoka was a major marathon.  Here is the 1982 race,


You Might Be An Ultra Runner If.........


Some Scenes from the 2017 Western States


Some video of the 2017 Marathon du Mont Blanc


Mt. Marathon - Salomon video on the race


Trailer for Run Steep Get High movie on the 2017 Western States 100 - Ice, Fire, Grit


Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekly RunDown #42

Bill Rodgers
"Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport." 
Bill Rodgers

The repercussions of wrong ideas can lead to a host of problems: A Low BMI Could Lengthen Healing Time

Ever have issues with motivation how about looking at the difference between Push Motivation and Pull Motivation

Some thoughts by Toni Reavis on Track and Field and what makes for excitement: Teaming Up

How many of these do you eat, I am guessing at least one for most - Coffee: 6 Foods Every Athlete Should Eat

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: June 19, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was June 12-18, 2017

While some may wonder if this is a ruse and she was indeed doping the bottom line is be careful about what you eat: Ajee Wilson Accepts Finding of No Fault

Shannon Payne and Joe Gray win the Mount Washington Road Race

I linked to the new part 1 of the Jim Walmsley video below and here is an interview that ties into that from Ultra Runner Podcast: Lighting the Fire for Western States 2017

A look at Peter Attia's Approach to Dieting for Endurance Athletes:  Part 1  &  Part 2

If you want to follow Saturdays WS100 you can do so at Ultralive.net .  iRunFar.com will also have coverage via Twitter and Live video of he Start, Forest Hill and the Finish here

This will be my next 50 miler (there is also a 50k), looks like a good run in the desert:  Colossal-Vail 50/50

With the AHA putting a full court press on Coconut Oil and Butter here are a couple articles on the benefits to them:
If you are on Facebook this is a video of Kilian Jornet going up Mont Blanc.  Pretty cool as he is in shorts and a t-shirt while everyone else is in full climbing gear.  Then at the top someone asks for a picture with him.

You can 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 last weeks video from Robin on LCHF meal planning.  Here is my video that talks about working towards optimizing your body to burn fat (video is also at the end of the videos below)

Masters Running News
Todd Straka does not have to go much faster to get the Mens 50 Mile WR

Here are the World Masters Rankings

Check here to see if you have met the standards to be a Track & Field All-American Master

Races this Weekend 
Western States 100, Squaw Valley, CA - June 24-25, 2017
USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Sacramento, CA - June 22 - 25, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
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

New video on Jim Walmsley - Lighting the Fire: Episode 1 One Wrong Turn


Another good video on Walmsley


This weeks MTN Outhouse


Livigno Skymarathon 2017


Nice video on the 2016 Hardrock 100


I may have shared this before but is an intriguing run to me.  Maybe its my English roots.


Here is Saga Canaday's film MUT Runner that he has put up on YouTube


Using LCHF to help your body burn fat as fuel




Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly RunDown #41

Steve Scott
"If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it--then move on."
Steve Scott

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 2Part 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



Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekly RunDown #40

Bill Dellinger
“Good things come slow, especially in distance running.”
Bill Dellinger

With the Western States 100 quickly approaching (June 24-25, 2017) iRunFar is posting a 4 part series on the race and here is Part 2: Four Intriguing Stories at The 2017 Western States 100.  If you missed it here is Part 1.

Camille Herron wins the women's race at the 2017 Comrades.  She was the first American woman to win since Anne Trason won in 96' and 97'.  Here is Runner's Worlds article on her win.

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: June 5, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was: May 29 - June 4, 2017

Winner of Wednesday's NCAA Men's 10,000 meters does so after having a seizure and being in the hospital the Monday before the race as was not released till about 30 hours before the race.

Not directly running related but an amazing achievement none the less: Interview with Alex Honnold who climbed El Capitan without ropes.  Here is Outside Online's article on the climb

Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba to lead the Ethiopian marathon team at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Ultra Run MD writes on Ultra Marathon Aid Stations for Beginners.  It is a place you will need in a long race but also a place that much time can get lost if you are not careful and even a race can end at one if you let it.

Who do you pick for your team: An Ultrarunning Thought Experiment

Jamil Coury writes about getting back "Back to My Roots" that includes a run up Mt. Lemmon in Tucson.  What is cool is I have run up Mt. Lemmon back when I lived in Tucson, many many years ago, but never ran it from the side he did.  Here is a video of the run.

I guess by this definition being a trail runner I may be a Liberal Leftie, and you might be as well, no matter how you vote:)

A Nordic Track interview with a number of Ultra runners on: Making the Leak to an Ultramarathon

Speaking of Nordic Track, there is a fair amount of stuff on their site and while it is to their best interest to promote their machines it is nice to see them do more than just sell equipment.  Here is an article on Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them on Your Treadmill

Nice to see Timothy Olson back to Competing

A multi-day stage race sounds like a good way to get miles in over a short period of time

Speaking of multi-day races, how about 5 - 50Ks in 5 days on 5 different Hawaiian islands: Epic 5 Challenge.  Better enter quick as there are only 25 entrants allowed for the first running and you might need to dig into your savings for this one.

Check out this new app that will link with Strava or Garmin and give you a cool view of your run, much like what I hear Suunto has for their watches: Relive.  Here is my Global Running Day workout.

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

Also, while I am handing out codes, I am a Carson Footwear Ambassador, if you want to try a pair of shoes you can get 10% by using the following code: Run2017tonyk
Carson Footwear

As mentioned last week I have started working with SFuels to help promote a Low Carb-High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle for health and performance.  As part of being an ambassador for them I put out a SFuels.TV that is posted at their SFuels YouTube channel and here is was my first attempt at one.  There will be more to come from myself and the other Ambassadors over the coming weeks and months.  You can also sign up for SFuels.TV and get a free PDF download on transitioning to LCHF and get you some great info direct to your email.  monthly video to.  Here is a link to the latest video by Dave Coles and it is also posted at the bottom of the page.


Masters Running News
This is from the same article above from iRunFar but worth repeating here as there are some great Masters news from the 2017 Westerns States 100 as there will be three septuagenarians ( Gunhild Swanson, Wally Hesseltine and Gordy Ainsleigh ) going for sub 30 hours and also three 50+ runners (Meghan Arbogast, Mark Lantz and Dan Barger) that would like to break the 50+ record of 18:50:19.

Runner's World article on the National Senior Games and here is a link to the games that take place June 2 - 15, 2017

Christian Cushing-Murray still cruising along at 49, turns 50 this year and ran 16:14 at the Carlsbad 5K this year.


Races this Weekend 
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


Past Weekend Race Results
Golden Gate Dirty 30, Black Hawk, CO - June 3, 2017
Cayuga Trails 50, Ithaca, NY - June 3, 2017
USATF Mountain Running Championships;  Men & Women - Cranmore Mountain Race, North Conway, NH - June 3, 2017
Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira, Madeira Island, Portugal - June 3, 2017
Comrades Marathon, (Uphill Direction - Durban to Pietermaritzburg), SA - June 4, 2017


Preview of this weeks IAU Trail World Championships


Ultra-Trail World Tour Episode 2 - Marathon Des Sables



2017 Tarawera Ultramarathon



This weeks Mountain Outhouse


If you have not seen it before here is Mountain Outposts first video - The Drop Bag Challenge



2017 Great Manchester Run 10K - Dathan Ritzenhein (28:06) really worked it to the end and Bernard Lagat (28:13) at 42 is still moving along.


Walmsley moving along in the snow at the Western States Training Camp on the Robinson Flats section of the course


More Video clips of the Western State Training Camp.  Here is Walmsley blazing along on the Cal Street section of the trail.  He sure makes it seem effortless.



I may have shown this before but a great finish by Craig Virgin to win the 1980 World Cross Country Championships.  Virgin also won in 1981.


Newest video from SFuels.TV - Dave Coles talking on MAF and how it relates to LCHF