Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekly RunDown #38

Tim Noakes
“Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue.Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.”
Tim Noakes

As you may know already Kilian Jornet made it to the top of Everest without the assistance of oxygen or fixed ropes in an FKT (Fastest Known Time) of 26 hours.  To put that in perspective experienced climbers take days to reach the top from base camp.  He had some stomach issues so did not get the record coming down as he stopped at Advanced Base Camp.   This all done on a weekend when 4 people died on Everest.  Not sure some people will get the magnitude of what he did.

If you are like me I am sure you can think of others but here is a list of The Best Races to Run in Every U.S. State

The Prefontaine Classic 5000m looks like it could be a good race (May 27th, 2017)

22 year old Raramuri wins the women's race at the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo and was 15th overall - here are the full results

The Dragon's Back a 315K mountain run in Wales started this past Monday (May 22, 2017).  If you want to run the next edition it is not till May 20-24, 2019 - See 2017 trailer below.  You can follow Ian Corless as he writes on his race daily, with lots of pictures - here is day 1 and then just go to his site, to get the follow on days's This Week in Running: May 22, 2017 with info on Ultra-Trail Australia, Quest for eh Crest 50k, Silver State 50 and the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs as well as updates on other races.'s The Week That Was in Running: May 15-21, 2017

Meghan Hicks does Bob Graham Round in 22:24

Race report from Rachel who was 3rd OA and 1st woman at the Cruel Jewel 2017 50 Miler.  Also want to give a shout out to Will Rivera, owner of Running Soles in Elizabethtown KY, who got 16th in the 100 miler.

Great article from Mark Cucuzzella's site on Mick Brown: A Natural Running Odyssey.  

Good article from iRunFar on Fell Running: A Quick Guide Part 1 & Part 2

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella spoke at the Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 Conference and his video is also below.  Here is a link to the Low Carb Breckenridge YouTube Playlist that has other videos as well.

I had mentioned last week that the Kenyan team chosen for World's was looking t be a great one.  Well as i added last week two of the women chosen backed out now town of the men have done so as Kipchoge and Kipsang withdraw

Here is a post on this past weeks Ultra-Trail Australia 2017

Masters Running
I linked to an article on Nick Rose - here is a video of Nick from back in 1977

Jo Pavey, 43 of England, just missed out on a spot for World's by getting fourth in the British 10,000m trials.  Here is a pice from BBC on how she trains with a busy family life.

More on Joan Benoit Sameulson whose goal is to go sub 3:00 at 60 from Outside Online

Fred Zalokar won the 55–59 division in Tokyo, completing a World Marathon Majors quest that began in 2010.

Races this Weekend 
Prefontaine Classic, Eugene, Or - May 26-27, 2017
Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon, Spain - May 28, 2017
MaXi-Race, Annecy, France - May 27, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Ultra-Trail Australia, Blue Mtns Nat. Park - May 18 - 2, 2017
Cruel Jewel,  Blue Ridge, GA (100M & 50M)   May 19-21, 2017
Keys 100,  Key Largo, FL  May 20 - 21, 2017
Born to Run Ultra, Los Olivos, CA -May 18 - 20, 2017

Ultra-Trail Australia 2017

Dragon's Back race trailer 2017

Killian talks about Everest a week before his FKT

Short Video on his climb

Good talk by Mark Cucuzzella at the Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 Conference: Run (and eat) For Your Life - Here is a link to the Low Carb Breckenridge Playlist for other videos

This weeks edition of Mountain Outhouse

Zegama Aizkorri 2016

Salomon Gore-Tex MaXi Race Teaser 2017

Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo from 2016 - check out the bridge at 1:13 in

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