Friday, December 2, 2016

Weekly RunDown #13

If you live in the Elizabethtown KY area, or want to stop by for a race, there are a couple great races you can sign up for.  First is a Trail Series at Freeman Lake (June, July & August) with races of 5K, 8K & 10K and the second is October   7th, 2017 and is the Elizabethtown Half Marathon.  Till 11:59PM on December 4th you can enter all three races in the trail series for $45 as well as enter the Half marathon for $45.

Wow, 197 guys under 66 minutes at a half marathon in Japan: Takeda Follows Osako as Fourth Man to Break 62 Minutes at Ageo City Half

Looks like Ryan Hall still wants to do some racing so it will interesting to see how he will do with his new training routine:  Ryan Hall to Run at XTERRA Trail Worlds in Hawaii

The Week That Was from

While you may have already checked this out if not here is's This Week in Running: Nov 28, 2016

A look at some trail shoes coming out in 2017: Best New Trail Running Shoes from the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Show.  From the same show here is the Best Trail Running Gear

More gear info from Ultra Running Magazines - Our Favorite Things 2016: Gift Guide

The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile Championships are this coming Saturday (Dec 3, 2016) and it should be a great race.  Hoping Jim Walmsley is doing well after all of his hard racing because if Zack Miller goes out hard like he usually does and Walmsley goes with him a record may fall and it will be one fast race.  Here is a preview of the race from  2016 The North Face 50 Mile Championships Men's Preview & here is the women's preview.  Update 12/3/16 - Jim Walmsley decided not to run as he was not rested enough after the JFK 50 - can't blame him with all he has done this year, it was a smart move to not run.

Mark Cucuzzella's reflection on his run at the JFK 50 miler.  Lots of good info and pictures of his run :  Happiness is Finishing the JFK 50 Mile and Still Feeling Good:)

Interesting to find an article such as this in a Business magazine, but good to see: Why a Guy who Runs 100-Mile Races Eats a High Fat Diet While Training

Thanks to Mario Faioli's The Morning Shakeout I cam across a page at teh Runner's World site that has posted 50 of what they see as their best articles from over the past 50 years: RW 50 Selects.  Wished they had some of their older original articles from farther back.

Looking like Under Armour wants to maybe break into the running market on a bigger scale: Dave Larson Joins Under Armour.  I know for me I like their tops and run in them pretty much all the time.  Have not tired their shoes but it will be interesting where they go with this and who will be the first big names in distance running to sign up with them.

Do you have journalistic skills Trail Runner magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor

On the longest day of the year (June 21st, 2017) ASICS Beat the Sun 2016 race took place in Chamonix
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Because I am not sure one can see too many videos of the UTMB.  This is not in English but you can turn on CC in English

Latest Mountain Outhouse: Quad Dipsea, Lottery Season, North Face Endurance Challenge Race Preview

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