“In track (running) it is man against himself, the cruelest of all opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies deep within him, in his ability, with brain and heart, to control and master himself and his emotions."
Lori writes on the Top 10 Kentucky Trail Races You Need to Sign Up For. I would add at least one, being the (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Runs at The Shaker Village in Harrodsburg which is a beautiful place to run.
The Yamacraw 50K, mentioned in Lori's post, is indeed a great race and by no means easy. here is my race report, even though the vert seems not that great as compared to other races. What it may lack in climbing it makes up with some difficult descents and awesome scenery. Later this year (October 14, 2017), as mentioned above, there is going to be a sister race called The No Business 100 (actually 103 miles) also starting in Sterns, KY and it should be a tough one.
A talk with Everett Carson of Carson Footwear on the HeartlandRunning's Podcast. If you want to try out the Carson shoes you can get 10% off by using this code: Run2017tonyk
The Lake Sonoma 50 Miler is this weekend. It is the last Golden Ticket race for Western States even though it is not a qualifying race for Western States. Here is a preview of the Men's Race and the Women's Race.
Probably not new to many of you but 2016 Women's Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong failed her sample "A" test for EPO and if the "B" sample finals she will be banned for 4 years. What a mess this is as when this happens clean athletes get questioned if they have a good/great performance because of those that cheat.
The Nike Sub-2-Hour Marathon project will be ready to "stage" an attempt some time from May 6th thru 8th on a Formula One track in Monza, Italy. While it will be interesting to see the results it will still carry with it some many questions as it is not an official race so will not count for a WR. Have not heard who will be doing the drug testing pr if they will, would hope so with all the stuff going on today.
Ian Corless talks to Anna Frost: The Times They are a-Changin'
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: April 10, 2017
LetsRun.com's The Week That Was In Running April 3-9, 2017
Cora Gallup goes from High School Basketball player to a NAIA Triple Jumper to one of the top D1 NCAA Steeple Chasers
Good article dealing with Visceral Fat and a LCHF diet: The Fat Adapted Healthy Athlete: Visceral Fat and its Relationship to Health and Performance
Check out RedBull.tv's movie on Karl Meltzer's run of the Appalachian Trail: Made to be Broken
Interview with John Kelly, 15th finisher of the Barkley Marathons
With Boston this coming Monday here are The 12 Most Important Boston Marathons
Here is a look at the American women in the race and the International Women
Here is a look at the American men in the race and the International Men
Races this Weekend
Lake Sonoma 50 - April 15th, 2017
Boston Marathon - April 17th, 2017 - If you are looking to follow someone at Boston the 2017 App is available for Android & Apple
Race Results from the Last Week
Yamacraw 50K - April 8th, 2017 - Here is my re-cap of my race
Gorge Waterfalls 100K & 50K - April 8th & 9th, 2017
Brazos Bend 50 - April 8th, 2017
Mad City 100K (USA National Road Championships) - April 8th, 2017 - Race Review
Paris Marathon - April 9th, 2017 - Race Review
Rotterdam Marathon - April 9th, 2017 - Race Review
This weeks Mountain Outhouse
Video from this past weeks Gorge Waterfalls 100k where Jim Walmsley crushed the race
2017 Sean O'Brien 100k
2017 Carlsbad 5000 Women's Race
2017 Carlsbad 5000 Men's Race
I have to admit it I can never get enough of UTMB videos
Australia's Richest Mile - The Leonora Golden Gift
Steve Cram Vs. Said Aouita 1500m World Record (1985) and first time under 3:30 - See 4 other of Steve Crams races here: Steve Cram's Top 5 Races
Otillo SwimRun 2016