Thursday, October 6, 2016

Weekly RunDown #5 (Oct 7, 2016)

Jim Walmsley Shatters Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Running Record - Back in 1980 I ran down South Kaibab and back up Bright Angel in just under 3 hours, for around 17 miles or so,  but his 5:55:20 for 42 miles is way quick.  Check out his Strava Data.  Here is some video of the run back down North Kaibab:

Interesting article on the three fastest Marathon's: The Ultimate Marathon Race.  The speed these guys are running is amazing when you see their 5K splits.  In Kimetto's WR run he was behind both Kipchoge and Bekele's pace till 35K where he ran a 14:09 for the 7th 5K split, amazing.

One of the key benefits of running at MAF (An earlier article I wrote on MAF -  MAF: What is it?) is it leads to consistency and consistency is key to improvement.  Here is an article from Trail Runner magazine on the importance of consistency:  Why Consistency, Not Intensity, Is Key to Running success.  The article does not speak about MAF but if you want to be consistent it is a great tool.

Check out, and subscribe to,  the Ginger Runner YouTube Channel as he has some great short running movies , interviews, and gear reviews.

Also, if you like gear reviews you can go to the Gearist YouTube Channel

If you have or have not heard of the Barkley Marathons, where have you been, you need to watch this documentary on it.  Probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest ultras around.  Here is the trailer:

You can buy or rent it a number of places listed on the Barkley Marathons Documentary website and if you have Netflix you can watch it there.

Here is another short  (22 minutes) video on the Barkley Marathons you can watch now:

Another good video on The Bob Graham Round

OK, not really related to running.  Even though I can't climb, I have repelled own 150FT “once”, and have a fear of heights climbing still fascinates me when I see what people can do.

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