Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekly RunDown #33

Steve Prefontaine
“You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.”
Steve Prefontaine

Ryan Ghelfi reports on his run at the 2017 100 Miles of Istria in Croatia

UTMB is not too far away (Sept 1st, 2017) so if you want to keep up to date they have a new blog - UTMB Blog

Looking back at the 2002 London Marathon where Paula Radcliffe ran 2:18:56 to just miss the world record and Khalid Khannouchi ran a then world record of 2:05:38.  Radcliffe would go on to lower the World Record to 2:17:18 at Chicago later in 2002 and then to the now world record of 2:15:25 at London in 2003 - that's some string to times!

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

Quite the run for Jordon Hasay at Boston with an American record marathon debut

Adidas may be the Boston Marathon sponsor but Nike got the podium with the top three in both the men's and women's race.

LetsRun.com gives it's report card for the Boston Marathon

They also give their preview of the upcoming London Marathon

You can watch the marathon on NBCSportsLive if you have a cable account and if not and are adventurous you can try WatchAthletics.com.  I say adventurous as many times the links are filled with spam you have to find your way through.  I have not had a problem in the past on my Mac but no guarantees so proceed at your own risk and just wait for the replay on Youtube.  The elite women's race starts at 4:15 AM (EST) and the men's at 5:00 AM (EST).

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, who is 50, writes on his run at the 2017 Boston Marathon where he went under 3 hours ( 2:56:03 ) in the marathon for the 30th time in 30 years with the record at 33 years: Mysterious Reservoirs of Power at the 2017 Boston Marathon

Another 50+ runner, Rich Hanna, was 3rd overall at The 2017 American River 50 with an amazing 6:18:40.  Being 57 it is nice to see what what can be done in later years if you run smart - Way to go Rich and Mark

If you watch the Mountain Outhouse videos here and other places here is a Q&A with the guys from Mountain Outhouse.

Are you getting ready to run the Spartathlon, as Will Rivera of Running Soles in Elizabethtown KY is, then here is some advice to get ready for it.  By the way if you are in the E'town area make sure to stop by the store and if Will is there he is a wealth of info, especially on Ultras of which he has completed many.

Interesting site as there is a link to where you can see the comparative difficulty of Ultras in your area. 

Sounds like a nice race, and a beautiful place to run, if you are in the Big Bear, CA area June 3rd - HLÖKK Race Preview

Speaking of a beautiful run I bet the Blue Ridge Marathon, being run this weekend, is very scenic but for a road marathon it is a tough one with a total elevation gain & loss of 7430ft.

DC Rainmaker always has good watch reviews and here is his review of the Garmin Fenix 5/5S/5X and the Garmin Forerunner 935

Races this Weekend 
London Marathon - April 23rd, 2017
Leona Divide 50/50 - April 22nd, 2017

Race Results from the Last Week
Lake Sonoma 50 - April 15th, 2017
Boston Marathon - April 17th, 2017


In honor of the Prefontaine quote here is the 1972 Olympic 500m Final



If you missed the 2017 Boston Marathon you can catch it here



Great video from Run Steep Get High of the Lake Sonoma 50



Jamil and Schuyler of Mountain Outhouse add their own flair to an aid station at the Lake Sonoma 50



Here is one from the Ginger Runner on his wife's run at the Lake Sonoma 50


2017 TransGrancanaria - 6 Races between Feb 22-26, 2017



Cappadocia Ultra Trail - Turkey October 2017




2016 Wooler Trail Marathon in Northumberland National Park, North East England - Course Video



1965 - 13 Minute Barrier Broken



The guys at Mountain Outhouse were busy this week and as usual here is their weekly roundup




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