“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. “
Last weeks Weekly RunDown #35
Good article from Mark Sisson on using fat as fuel: How Using Fat for Fuel Can Boost Athletic Performance
May 6th was the anniversary of Roger Banisters breaking of the 4:00 mile in 1954 - here is an article on it: An Oral History of the First Sub-4:00 Mile
Good article from Zack Bitter on his nutrition: Periodizing Nutrition: Part 1 - Rest and Low Intensity
Trail and Ultra Running has a Spring Shoe Review
LetsRun.com's report on Nike's Breaking2 event
Ian Corless gives a preview of this weekends Transvulcania Ultra Marathon on the island of La Palma.
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: May 8, 2017. Here is also their preview of the men's Transvulcania race and the women's race. Check out the video below from the 2016 race and great course, especially the descent near the end.
Some good stuff over at Mario Fraioli's The Morning Shakeout - you may want to sign up for his newsletter
Nice interview with local runner, well local for me in KY, Lori Masterson on the Diz Run Podcast
Good to see Michele Yates back out there after injury after winning the Austin Rattler Run 66k a day after getting 12th in the MTB race on the same course the day before. She is also signed up to run the Run Rabbit Run 100 miler in September.
A couple good podcasts from Trail Runner Nation: Altra-Runners Meghan, Zach and Nicole & Metabolic Flexibility with Christopher Kelly.
One of my favorite marathoners - the working man's Yuki Kawauchi - ran 2:10:13, after a fall, at the 2017 Prague Marathon
Toni Reavis writes on the IAAF proposal to remove track & field records pre-2005: Where to Now?
Tapering - here is a look at how some good runners taper: Jim, Kaci, Gary, Tim and the Art of the 100-Mile Taper
I recently wrote a post for Carson Footwear on shoes - Shoevelution: Shoes over the Years
Races this Weekend
Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) - May 13, 2017
Diamond League - Shangahai, China - May 13, 2017
Transvulcania Ultra Marathon, La Palma - May 13, 2017
The North Face Endurance Challenge, New York - May 13, 2017
Past Weekend Race Results
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
Miwok 100K - Stinson Beach, CA - May 6th, 2017
UROC 2017 Preview Video
I have shown this before but since Transvulcania is this week it deserves another look. Check out the final descent.
Been waiting for this one to come out as it has been available in Europe but just got on YouTube
The latest Mountain Outhouse
What happens when you do not stay with the rabbit and let him get away - just watch
In case you missed it here is Nike's Sub 2 Project from the 1:36:00 point onward
Eliud Kipchoge has some speed as here he is at 18 beating Hicham El Guerrouj & Bekele in the 2003 Paris World Championship 5000m in 12:52.79
Nice short on Garry Robbins