Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekly RunDown #55

Gerry Lindgren (86) & Kenny Moore (?35)
“Courage is not a quality you teach. Courage is the by-product of self-discipline. It is an attitude.”
Gerry Lindgren

Thanks to all that visited last weeks Weekly Rundown as it was the most visited one I have had yet.  Also, thanks to all those that went to the Podcast Post and I will be adding to it as I get more links and listen to more podcasts so check back.  Really surprised at how many visited my newest post this week on rest and injuries, I guess it is a hot topic, as it is the most visited post and that is in less than 24 hours.  I am appreciative of everyone that visits, and hopefully, reads and benefits from the posts.

Now to what you came here for:)

The Spartathlon race is next week (Sept 29-30) and Will Rivera from Elizabethtown in my state of KY, and owner of the Running Soles store, is entered.  See race promo video below -  Go Will!

Don't forget the Berlin Marathon is this weekend and with Kipchoge, Bekele and Kipsang scheduled to run it could be a great race.   FloTrack will be live streaming it but you will have to have a subscription to see it.  Looks like FloTrack only for outside the US as in the US you can watch it on T.V. on the NBC Sports Network for free or stream it if you have a subscription to NBC Sports God.  However, if you are industrious there there are usually other ways to see it, hint, hint:)

Mario Fraioli writes on the Berlin Marathon:  Off to the Races (Finally)

Toni Reavis also writes on Berlin's Dream Race

Article on Eliud Kipchoge Marathon Maestro

Galen Rupp will not have an easy run at October 8ths Chicago Marathon with the addition of:  Stanley Biwott (KEN) - 2:03:51 (London, 2016), Feyisa Lilesa (ETH) - 2:04:52 (Chicago, 2012), Ezekiel Chebii (KEN) - 2:06:07 (Amsterdam, 2016) & Bernard Kipyego (KEN)- 2:06:19 (Amsterdam, 2015)

John Kelly gives his tips for the Barkley Fall Classic but admits he has never run it. Then again he did finish the Barkley Marathons in 2017

Interview with Tony Staynings two-time British Olympian in 1976 and 1980 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase - Picture of Tony and interview were courtesy of Gary Cohen

Toni Reavis looks at technology and how it might affect running

iRunFar.com's This Week on Running: September 18, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was in Running: Sept 11-17, 2017

The 2017 USATF 24 Hour National Championships were this past weekend

If you use HR to train do you use a chest strap or wrist sensor on the watch.  I tried a wrist sensor but found it to be off at times and this study may have proven this out.  For me part of the issue is I have really skinny wrists so that may have exacerbated the issues I had with one.

At this years Barkley Marathons when Gary apparently just missed the 60 hour cut-off and then it was found he went slightly off course the topic of rules came up and here is an article by Gary Cantrell - "Lazarus Lake" - on the subject.

Some good info on warning signs of achilles issues.  I am dealing with achilles issues and have had the issue of kicking my inside ankle as mentioned in the post.  A pop-up may come up to do the 30 Day Challenge but you can just go by that.  I have used some of the sites stretches and have benefited from them.

Mike Wardian wins the Fenway Park Marathon by running 116.5 laps in 2:53

Dr. Phil Maffetone writes on his 1:59 marathon prediction: My 1:59 Gaffe

How many of these are you guilty of, I know I have done all of them at some time

Some Technical Tips for running trails

If I every get to go to a running camp this is the one for me: Running Camp with Bronco Billy & Speedgoat

Here is a link to a friend of mines site on nutrition: The Nutrition Equation

Some good advice: Stop Sabotaging Your Running


Masters Running News
Is a longer training cycle advantageous as you get older
Check out the Museum of Masters Track & Field

Races this Coming Week
The North Face Endurance Challenge, Park City, UT - September 23, 2017
Ultra Madeira, Madeira Islands - September 23, 2017
Ultra Pirineu, BagĂ , Spain - September 23-24, 2017
Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany - September 24, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin, Dousman, WI - Spetember 16, 2017
Coastal 50K, Stinson Beach, CA - September 16, 2017
NorthCoast 24HR (USATF Championships), Cleveland, OH - September 16-17, 2017
Mogollon Monster 100, Mogollon Rim, AZ - Septemebr 16-17, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Philladelphia, PA - September 17, 2017
Glen Coe Skyline, Kinlochleven, UK - September 17, 2017


1970 - 2 Mile Race W/Kerry Lindgren, Frank Shorter and Eventual Winner Kerry O'Brien

Promo for the Berlin Marathon


The Spartathlon 2017 Race Promo


Ultra Madeira 2017 Promo


Ultra Pirineu 2016


I like this guy and he some great mobility stuff.  Might be for cross-fitters but runners can benefit from the info.  As far as Voodoo Bands I have found them to be helpful.  Check out more videos here: SmashweRx


Billy Yang's new film The Gathering on the 2017 Hardrock 100


Movie on Sebastian Coe - Born to Run


Seb Coe was not only fast but look so fluid doing it


Clip on the Fenway Park Marathon


Video on Joe McConaughy's training for his AT record and how running an ultra on back to back weekends helped








Wednesday, September 20, 2017

When Will I Learn – Take a Break Before You’re Broke

You would think after 45 years I would have learned my lesson but no, I keep repeating the same thing I am always telling other not to do.  So often I get a nagging injury and I take a day or two off thinking if I just rest a few days I can get back into it and not miss much.  But all too often I do this cycle over and over and the injury is still there till finally I have to take two plus weeks off.   To add insult to “injury”, pun intended, since my reason for trying to keep running usually is an up coming event so what tends to happen is the that I finally have to take time off right at the events date and miss the run as it is.  Now taking the two weeks off at the start, or just avoiding the injury all together but more on that in a moment, may or may not have solved the issue but it invariably would have been a better choice and leave me with a better opportunity to race later.

I understand why even experienced runners who can afford it have coaches because no matter how much you know there seems to be that element of “DO as I say NOT as I DO.”  When you coach others you can look at them from a perspective that often you cannot see about yourself and that loss of perspective can lead to decisions and directions that may end up being detrimental.  Now, even if you do not have a coach you can surround yourself with those that are not afraid to tell you to “take a break” which may also be able to help avoid the injury trap.  Now when I speak of injuries I am not talking about those that may come from other areas of life but those that crop up due most often to over-use or maybe just going to far too fast.  Whatever the reason it often takes a perspective that is detached from you to see the issue.  I do not say this to give myself an excuse but I have to admit I often from my perspective am not over doing it.  When I look back I can see that while I may not have been suddenly throwing in a 100 mile week after never running more than 40 but instead because I was feeling good I just kept going and did not take a break from training or racing as I should have.

The lesson I need to learn is that we need to take a break before we are broke – hey maybe I need to copywrite that but then again I am sure someone has said that before.  I was joking with my wife the other day that taking time off would be easy if I disliked running but then again I run because I enjoy it.  Thus, while I admit there are times I want a certain amount of miles or need to run a certain distance to make sure I can tick of my training box more often than not I cut my rest short just because I like to run.  That does not mean I enjoy every run but as a whole I just like to run.

So what of this latest issue?  While I do not have Plantar Fasciitis, yet, I do have a very sore heel where the achilles attaches.   If I look back the achilles issue did not come directly from too many miles but stems from calf issues that came about during a hard run after having quite a few miles.  The miles themselves were not necessarily high but looking back I can see I had not had a long enough period of rest when I needed it and not just wait till it is convenient.  Sad thing on my part was that I had this issue the year before and had talked about taking a break every 5 weeks or so but in the midst of travel and work and racing I just ended up not taking those needed days thus never taking a planned break.  Well my body said it is time for one and that is not the way I, we, should decide on when to take a break.

I had been struggling with calf issues and was trying to keep up the training as I had Hood to Coast coming up so tried to run through it and in many ways was able to but it was not always comfortable.  I had planned after Hood to Coast during a family vacation to take a week or two off.  Well my love for running and especially finding trials up mountains got in the way.  I had told myself that a 16 mile run up 3500ft would be no big deal and the previous 4 miler was just a shakeout run.  The issue is that what those runs did, while enjoyable with a little pain, was disrupt the rest so that while I may have only run three days during the week I did not get the consecutive days of rest my achilles needed.  To top this off we were driving back from Idaho across the county back home to KY and of course I had to run in Yellowstone as well as another run on a beautiful morning but the part I had not accounted for was how driving a few thousand miles would affect my Achilles especially when I would run in the AM then get in the car and drive – let me tell you that is a bad idea if you can avoid it do so.  I then took a week off of running once I got home before I had to go back out to CA for work and rode 3 days, telling myself that it was not running, but then I got to CA and was sore from flying and went for a short run – another bad idea and a stop to a week off from running before I actually got the week – do you see a trend here.  I then took one more day off and the heel felt a little better and I tried to run the next day and while sore it was not unbearable, that is until later that night and all the next day.  Man did it hurt the next day and it did not subside most of the day.

So that is where I am.  I wrote some time ago about having a long term perspective and that perspective is to run long term and while I do have “A” Races and Goals running for long into the future is at the top of my list.  When I see things from that perspective and put aside my pride in not running a race I had planned on it makes things easier, not easy but easier, to say whoa.  I am not one to enter lots of races and do not show up as I only enter races I plan on running but this year due to work and now injuries I have had to back out of a few races.  The reason I am going to shut it down for a month or so from racing and thus pass on The Bourbon Chase Relay in KY which I really wanted to run as well as the Colossal-Vail 50 Miler in AZ is that it is the wise thing to do.  I have some big plans for next year which include the Land Between the Lakes 50 miler in March 2018 and the Yamacraw 50K (this is a maybe as it is 30 days after LBL but may do it as a training run) in April then my first 100 miler at Tunnel Hill in 2018.  After that my current plan is to work to qualify for Boston at The Kentucky Derby Marathon in 2019 so I can run the 2020 Boston when I am 60.  I think taking the rest now and then training so that these events in the future can take place is what needs to be done.  There is a chance I may be able to run a 30K in mid November but only if I have no pain and also it will be a pretty much day of the race decision and it will be run in a manner that readies me for the future and not jeopardize it.

Also, when taking a look back at my last two years of trying I have had some very good weeks but I have a hard time making it to November as I had to DNS the Indy Marathon due to issues.  This tells me I am not taking the mid-season break that I need and will factor that in this coming year.  Also, in this coming year I need to work on more mobility and strength and not just say I will do it.  I just need to figure out how to make time even if it means running less.

Well that is a quick look at how things are ending for my year and I hope you can learn some Lessons from my mistakes.  I may not learn quickly but I hope you do.  Take to heart to that rest is much a part of training and the activity of training is and make sure you “Take a Break Before You Are Broke.”  Do not put off what needs to be done, rest, as your body will make you rest at some point and that point is usually more painful and often conflicts with what you avoided rest to try and do.  If you can afford a coach, and you may even find your company may even cover part of it like they do for some people with health clubs, do so and if not find people who will help you progress.  With this be careful not to surround yourself with people like you as often that means the advise will be “just gut it out”, or “work through it.”  It is OK to have those people but make sure you have those that will be honest with you and say take a break when you need it or will tell you to cut back when you are maybe getting a little over zealous.

Again -  “Take a Break Before You're Broke

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekly RunDown #54

Billy Mills
"Every passion has its destiny"

I recently went to the Crazy Horse Memorial and saw a display on Billy Mills who was a Oglala Lakota as was Crazy Horse.  Sad that it seems so few people know about Billy Mills.  Not only is he the only American to win the Olympic 10,000M and set a world Record at the time (see video below).  However, most do not realize he also ran the marathon and got 14th in 2:22:55.  He now speaks and heads up an organization with the goal of helping Indiana youth: Running Strong for American Indian Youth.  Great to see someone put back into the world - think about contributing to Running Strong.

Good podcast with Tina Muir at Running for Real with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella nd & Dr. Josh Emdur where they talk about a number of things including an interesting concept called Steady MD for Runners

It's official that Paris gets the 2024 Olympic Games and Los Angeles the 2028 Games

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: September 11, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week that Was in Running: August 28 - September 10, 2017

Ian Corless' race report on the Superior 100

Not only did Joe McConaughy break the Appalaction Trial FKT he did it unsupported - here is  Ultrarunnerpodcast.com's interview with him

Interview with Tim Tollefson who got 3rd overall at the 2017 UTMB

Have you added hiking to your cross training?  My problem would be finding almost 3X the time needed but do see merit in using hiking as a cross training tool

Anyone ever run the Black Hills 100 (or 50), they also now have a 50k and 30k, as it is on my radar?  Do not know a lot about it but was just in the Black Hills while passing through on vacation and it is sure pretty there but as the site says this would be a tough one as lots of hills.  The other connection is my dad's side of the family is from a small town in SD called Winner and I lived in Rapid City for a couple years back in 69-70, or so, thus it has a connection that way

Eliud Kipchoge talks about going for the WR at Berlin Marathon

Mo Farah to run the 2018 London Marathon (April 22, 2018)

Interesting article that Mario Fraioli linked to in his Morning Shakeout this week on the East Africans and how little we know about them: Untold stories: why we should know more about East African runners

Some strategies for bettering your running efficiency

The Glen Coe Skyline race is this week and it is a tough one as far as being technical.  Check out the videos at the site, and the one below.   There is a good field this year including Kilian Jornet.

I get some of my links, or we just end up with the same ones sometimes, from UltrarunnerePodcast.com so you might want to check them out and sign up for their daily email.

Jociline Jepkosgei becomes the first women to run under 30:00 for a road 10K

At the 5th Avenue Mile Nick Willis wins his 4th while Jenny Simpson her 6th

Phil Maffetone has a new book coming out called: The Overfat Pandemic   - "The term “overfat” is defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. As Dr. Maffetone explains, the condition affects those who are “normal” weight, exercise enthusiasts and athletes, and even military personnel."

Marathon Week on the Olympic YouTube Channel here are links to the races they have: 1924, 19321948, 195219561960, 1964, 1968, 19801984, 198819921996, 2012 - Well worth setting some time aside to watch.

You may have already seen it but I posted some podcast suggestions this week:  Podcasts and More Podcasts

Masters Running News
The 17th Masters Mountain Running Championships were held in Pruske, Slovak Republic this past Saturday, September 2.


Races this Coming Week
North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin, Dousman, WI - Spetemebr 16, 2017
Coastal 50K, Stinson Beach, CA - September 16, 2017
Mogollon Monster 100, Mogollon Rim, AZ - Septemebr 16-17, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Philladelphia, PA - September 17, 2017
Glen Coe Skyline, Kinlochleven, UK - September 17, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Pruske, Slovak Republic - September2, 2017
Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, Homewood Ski Resort, CA  - September 8-12, 2017
Wastach Front 100, Kaysville, Utah -   September 8-9, 2017
Great North Run - Half Marathon, Newcastle, UK -   September 10, 2017


I know I have shown this before but this is still one of the best, if the the best, races ever


Women's 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile


Men's 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile


Can't get enough of these UTMB videos, here is another one I found


Here is a video of the CCC race - 101K race duirng UTMB week - won by Hayden Hawks and Clare Gallagher


Mountain Outhouse News - Sept 9, 2017


Mountain Outhouse - Sept 13, 2017


2017 Great North Run Highlights


Glen Coe Skyline 2015 Race


UROC 2017 Race Video


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Podcasts and More Podcasts

Not sure about you there are just too many good podcasts to listen to but it is always good to have a
them for those times you need to hit the treadmill or indoor bike trainer.  I am sure some listen to them on rides and runs but I am not one of those, at least not right now.

Here are a list of podcasts I have, and others that have been suggested, that I listen to when I get a chance and for some of them I have put particular podcasts I have liked in links below.  I may not always agree with the podcast but have still found them useful as it is good to be challenged.

Here are the website/podcast links but for me I load them into iTunes and then keep up to date for them there but that is my preference.

Podcasts (In Alphabetical Order)

Specific Podcasts (No Particular Order)

If you have others you think should be added comment and i will give them a listen if I have not already and may add them.  Also, I will be working on this page to maybe better sort the podcasts and add more as I come across them.  So, check back and see what has been added.

This page will be linked to in the sidebar so it can be accessed more easily if you want to point anyone this way.  Again, as I get more suggestions for podcasts I will add them.





Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekly RunDown #53

Lynn Jennings
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body. 
Lynn Jennings

Good interview with Jeff Browning on Running on Fat

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running - Sept 5, 2017

Here is also iRunFar's run down of UTMB and the CCC races

A look at Redefining Ultra Failure.  Also you might want to check out the YouTube TrainingForUltra podcasts as well

Phil Maffetone writes on findings that contrary to the rules the Boston Marathon course does not offer an unfair advantage being point to point

A look at Clare Gallagher's training for the UTMB CCC which is a 100k race  - less can be more

From the same guy that was hard on Jim for his WS run here is his take, a positive one, on Jim Walmsley's UTMB 5th place finish

This week's Morning Shake out by Mario Fraioli with a look at UTMB

Interview with Kilian Jornet: Inside the Mind of Kilian Jornet

Saloman had a good weekend at UTMB

Also a good week for the US at UTMB

Great finish to the US 20k Road Championships in New Haven

The Great North Run - Half Marathon in Newcastle England should be a good race


Masters Running News
Kevin Castile (45) breaks two Masters Records

Races this Coming Week
Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, Homewood Ski Resort, CA  - September 8-12, 2017
Wastach Front 100, Kaysville, Utah -   September 8-9, 2017
Great North Run - Half Marathon, Newcastle, UK -   September 10, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
UTMB, Chamonix, France - August 28 - Sept 3, 2017
The Rut, Big Sky Montana - Sept 1 - 3, 2017
2017 USATF 20K Championship, New Haven CT - September 4, 2017
Mt. Baldy Run 2 the Top, Mt. Baldy, CA - September 4, 2017


Lynn Jennings win at the 1992 World Cross Country Championships in Boston (Part 1)


Women's 1992 World Cross Country Championships in Boston (Part 2)


Lighting the Fire: Episode 2 - All in.  Here is Episode 1


From the 2nd stop on the Under Armor Series in Killington Vermont


UTMB 2017


Tahoe 200 Race Trailer



With Bekele, Kipsang and Kipchoge looking to be at Berlin this year here is a look at Bekele and Kipsang at the 2016 Berlin Marathon

Friday, September 1, 2017

Weekly RunDown #52

Gaston Roelants
“We used to run just for the honor, for the glory, just to show people we could do it.  The people run now because of the money involved, because of contracts, because of sponsors, etc.”
Gaston Roelants

This is Edition #52 so it has been a full year of weekly updates - Looking forward to year 2!

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running August 28, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week That Was In Running: August 21-27, 2017

What's tougher, training for Barkley's or running it.

I ran the Hood to Coast this past weekend and just missed this fiasco by about 45 minutes:  HTC Runner Accused of Stealing Pickup and Running Over a Sleeping Runner

Interesting article form 2015 on Nike and the Hood to Coast race

David Torrence passed away this week in Scottsdale from drowning, if you follow track and field you will know who David Torrence is.

Hopefully the anticipated top runners for Berlin show up as Bekele, Kipchoge and Kipsang are scheduled to be there Septemebr 24th.

RunUltra's UTMB Preview

In case you missed it here is iRunFar.com's 2017 UTMB men's preview and women's preview

Catch UTMB Live here

Here is iRunFar's live coverage

An article in the Guardian on UTMB

More on UTMB from Trail Runner Magazine

Fall running camps for adults - here is the one I want to go to if they hold it again

The 14 toughest races in the world, any you would add?

A runner is closing in on breaking the AT Thru-Hike record and doing it unsupported

Mario Fraioli interviews Mike Wardian

Useful tips for beginning runners

Want to run a mountain race but no mountains to train on - no excuse

Need something to do for 48 hours - how about the Dreadmill 48 Hour Endurance Challenge

Race report on the Waldo 100k by Rachel Kelley - here are the race results

I have not listened to this podcast yet but a person I ran Hood to Coast with has David Roche as his coach.  Episode 47 of The Negative Splits Podcast.  David's website: Some Work, All Play


Masters Running News
Some great photos of Masters Athletes doing what they love

Article on Harriette Thompson, Oldest Marathon Finisher

Interview with Ruperto Romero

60 year old Joan Samuelson looking to go sub 3:00 and wants to do it at the Chicago Marathon this year

In cased you missed it here is my recent article on running and aging - Age is Just a Number - Or is It? - More to come on this subject


Races this Coming Week
UTMB, Chamonix, France - August 28 - Sept 3, 2017
The Rut, Big Sky Montana - Sept 1 - 3, 2017
2017 USATF 20K Championship, New Haven CT - September 4, 2017
Mt. Baldy Run 2 the Top, Mt. Baldy, CA - September 4, 2017


Past Weekend Race Results
Hood to Coast Relay, Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon - August 25-26, 2017
Kodiak 100 & 50, Big Bear, C - August 25 - 26, 2017
Bluegrass Cellular 5K, Elizabethtown, KY - August 26, 2017
Cascade Crest 100, Easton, WA - August 26-27
Brussels Diamond League Final - PT2, Brussels, Bel - Sept 1, 2017


Belgian Gaston Roelants setting 3,000 meter steeplechase world record of 8 mins. 29.6. secs. in 1963


With UTMB this weekend - will 2017 be the best ever?


UTMB® 2017 3D route preview


It will be nice if this all comes together at the 2017 Berlin Marathon


Mountain Outhouse from August 29, 2017 - here is the post from the 25th


The Marquette Trail 50 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula


Ryan Sandes Winning the 2017 Western States 100


The 2017 Spartathlon is coming September 29-30.  We have a local runner, Will Rivera, who owns the Running Soles store in Elizabethtown, KY will be compteitng htis year


Women's Wonderland FKT


Dr. Francesca Conte talks about Low-Carb High-Fat Ultra Endurance - Part 2 (Here is Part 1)


Live UTMB

Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekly RunDown #51

Craig Virgin
"I refuse to set limits.  The ones you have... are the ones you impose upon yourself!" 
Craig Virgin

Do tattoos impact a runner's ability to sweat, that was what this study looked at.

The Falmouth Road Race was this past weekend and here is an article on it: 4th Title for Stephen Sambu

Michael Wardian is always doing something that makes one go wow.  Well he did it again as just about 6.5 - 7 hours after finishing the Leadville 100 in 10th overall (20:18:57) he went and finished the Pikes Marathon in 111th (6:02:55) and here is another article on his feat.

Speaking of Mike here is a nice article on the Running Man

iRunFar.com's This Week in Running August 21, 2017

LetsRun.com's The Week that Was in Running: August 14-20, 2017

Joe Gray and Serkalem Abrha win the Pikes Peak Ascent

As the 2017 UTMB is this coming up Sept 1st (PTL starts the 28th and UTMB starts the 1st) here is iRunFar.com's men's preview and women's preview

Running UTMB is way way up there on my bucket list even if I may never run it and this article and pictures does not take away from where it is on my list: Chamonix... Heaven on Earth

Lots of trail shoes out there are Bryon Powel looks at a number of the new trail shoes for the spring-summer 2018

Was talking to a friend I had not seen for many years from when I ran for the University of Arizona and he is starting a online site that is sort of an online garage sale for athletes to sell gear and raise money for themselves to compete as well as for charities.  It goes live soon so be sure to check out Red Truck

Jack Daniels looks at the fitness of some elite runners 45 years after having tested them before.

Race report on the Eastern States 100

Devon Yanko's Leadville 100 Race Report

Floris Gierman writes on getting faster by running slower - this is not about plodding but realizing it is not all about running every run fast to get fast.  I can attest to running faster in the last couple years by dialing back how fast I train.  Sure I have hard runs but most of my runs, and even large segments, are slower than most I race against.

What happens to your gut during an Ultra-Marathon

Some other thoughts on nutrition and running: Why an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful for runners

Recap of Thursdays Part one of the Diamond League finals in Zurich - Part 2 is in Brussels next weeks


Masters Running News
In cased you missed it here is my recent article on running and aging - Age is Just a Number - Or is It?

Anthony Whiteman runs a WR 800 for 45 year olds at 1:49.86

Would be cool to run the World Masters Mountain Running Championships one day.  The 2017 race is in Slovakia on September 2nd.  Hey if you want to put on the race you can apply to do so here.  Based on the document name it looks like they do not have a venue for 2018 yet.


Races this Coming Week
Hood to Coast Relay, Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon - August 25-26, 2017
Kodiak 100 & 50, Big Bear, C - August 25 - 26, 2017
Bluegrass Cellular 5K, Elizabethtown, KY - August 26, 2017
Cascade Crest 100, Easton, WA - August 26-27
Brussels Diamond League Final - PT2, Brussels, Bel - Sept 1, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Leadville 100, Leadville, CO - August 19-20, 2017
Waldo 100K, Willamette Pass, OR - August 19, 2017
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Manitou Springs, CO - August 19 & 20, 2017
Squamish 50, Squamish, WA - August 19 - 20, 2017
Ultra Great Britain (200 Miles), UK - August 19-23, 2017
Falmouth Road Race,  Falmouth, MA - August 20, 2017
Grand Prix Birmingham (Diamond League), UK - August 20, 2017
Zurich Diamond League Final - PT1, Zurich, SUI - August 24, 2017


In light of running Hood to Coast today here is the trailer to the movie on the race


Nice finish to Moe Farah's last track race at the 5000M Diamond League Race in Zurich


Cool video of mountain biking during the eclipse


Story of Gabe Grunewald on her battle with cancer and running


2017 Broken Arrow Skyrace


Haile Gebrselassie 1997 Zurich 5000M WR Run at 12:41.86.  AS a note Komen would come back in Brussels to run a WR of 12:39.75


Eiger Ultra Trail 2017


2017 Mohican 100 Trail Run


Check out the water crossing that starts at 4:40 in


My latest video for SFuels.TV on fueling for training runs from a LCHF perspective