"The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish."
A number of movement assessments and exercises to work on weaknesses: The Secret to Athletic Longevity
Should be interesting; in the works is a Gary Robbins and Jared Campbell attempt at a Nolan's 14 in late July
Mike Wardian keeps on going by winning the Big Sur International Marathon & here is a video on a rivalry between Wardian and 2nd place Adam Roach.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: May 1. 2017
Ultimate Direction has chosen who it will be awarding it's four FKT grants to.
This is on my birthday wish list for next year if they do it again: 2017 CRR Trail Running Camp (see promo video below)
A Runner's Tribe article on Frank Shorter: "The Inventor of Running" - The Training of Frank Shorter
The IAAF is looking at removing any world records that were set before 2005, the year they started storing blood and urine samples. While the intention may be good the action will be wrong as it basically says those before 2005 were guilty because they cannot know if they are guilty. Will this work to cure athletics or just bury the past. Also here is a post from OutsideOnline: Lots of World Records Could Soon Be Up For Grabs. Here is more reaction to the plan.
The Diamond League series starts today in Doha, Qatar
Here is the latest on the Sub-2 attempt by Nike - it will be early Saturday morning in Italy, Friday night @ 11:45 EST here in the US - Info here if you want to stay up and watch it
Trail Runner Nation talks to Christopher Kelly on Metabolic Flexibility and his move to a high fat and lower carbohydrate lifestyle.
Who would have thought we could learn about sports nutrition from Metallica: "My lifestyle determines my deathstyle."
Spike-Free, makers of SFuels bars, has some useful How-To-Guides to download on switching to low carbs and Ultra Recovery and Preparation
Article on Hayden Hawks FKT on the Zion Traverse
Amy Sproston talks with Shape magazine about UTMB
Kilian Jornet is looking to do Everest in the next few months
Could be interesting at Western States 100 (June 24-25, 2017) this year with Squaw Valley staying open for skiing till August with daily skiing till July 4th
Races this Weekend
Not really a race but a time trial - Nike's Sub-2 run is scheduled for May 6th - 8th (Update - scheduled for Friday Night 11:45 EST )
The Payton Jordon Invitational - Palo Alto , CA May 5th, 2017
Diamond League - Doha, Qatar - May 5th, 2017
Strolling Jim (41.2/26.2 & 6.2) - Wartrace, TN - May 6th, 2017
Past Weekend Race Results
The North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington D.C. - April 29th, 2017
Grand Viduta Stage Race, Huntsville AL - April 28-30, 2017 (Looks like a fun one)
Big Sur International Marathon, Big Sur CA - April 30th, 2017
In light of todays quote it seemed appropriate to share this video
Just in case you have never seen this - The 1st Sub 4:00 Mile
Promo Video for CRR Trail Running Camp
Some great train running shots
Here is a second video with great shots
Latest Edition of Mountain Outhouse
Video of Benoit Laval at The Barkley