Dr. George Sheehan
With under a month to go to the Western States 100 iRunFar.com looks at Six Interesting Features of this years race.
Not settling for one ascent of Everest Kilian Jornet went up again but this time from Advanced Base Camp (ABC). Whether any of the times are a record or not it is still an amazing achievement, 2 ascents in a week even if both are not from Base Camp, is amazing. Also, here is a good article on the ascent by Ian Corless: Kilian Jornet Summits Mt Everest
All three Ingebrigtsen brothers run sub 4:00 in one meet, one in the main "A" heat and two others in the "B" heat. Of those brothers the youngest, Jakob at 16, set the record for youngest under 4:00 running 3:58.07.
Here is Zack Bitter's Part 3 of his blog posts on Periodizing Nutrition - Specified Phase. Here are Part 1(Rest and Low Intensity) and Part 2 (Peak Base).
LetsRun.com looks at the Pre Classic that wrapped up this past weekend and also here is their Week That Was for May 15-21, 2017
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: May 30, 2017
In my neck of the woods, literally I am in the woods, it is getting hot so here is some helpful info from Trail Runner Magazine on The Basics of Heat Training. If you are in Australia/New Zealand. or the like, you will have to wait a few months to apply this:)
Looks like a nice run: Pen Llyn Ultra Marathon (75 miles/121KM) starting and finishing in Pwllheli, Wales - near Snowdonia National Park. One of the race directors is Huw Williams who just ran the 2017 Marathon Des Sables and I interviewed at the end of March.
Also, if you want to run the 2018 Tarawera Ultra in New Zealand entries will be open by the time this is posted. If the 102KM is not far enough they are adding a 100 miler but you cannot enter that race till July or August.
Michael at UltraRunMD.com writes on Fat is Your Friend, I know it is mine.
Speaking of diet; Brad Kerns and Zack Bitter talk on the Trail Runner Nation Podcast about nutrition and Metabolism
Strava is having The Strava Mile challenge for the month of June to have you log your fastest mile and tag the run with #MyMile in the Activity Title. 10 runners who post their time will win free shoes and also 10 of their followers will also win shoes. So go and run your fastest mile this month and post it.
Interesting article from Outside magazine on running needing another Steve Prefontaine - sorry there will not be another one - there will have only been one 'Pre.'
If you are in the Colorado Springs area July 16th you might want to think about running the Barr Trail Mountain Race. A 12.6 mile trail race that goes up 3630FT to the 6.3 mile point and turns around to descends back to the finish, here is the Strava Route. One of the sponsors is Carson Footwear.
I have started working with SFuels to help promote a Low Carb-High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle for health and performance. As part of being an ambassador for them I put out a monthly video to SFuels.TV that is posted at their SFuels YouTube channel and here is my first attempt at one. Video is also embedded at the end of this post.
Wally Hesseltine, 72, will be running Western States this year. Here is the Ultrarunnerpodcast.com interview. Also, check out the video below of his run that was oh so close in 2016.
Check out the film Running Big, see below, about 64 year old Alan Gossard's running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon back to back in the movie that won the Indy Film Festival Audience Choice Short Award.
Anyone running the 2017 USATF Masters Track & Filed Championships?
Races this Weekend
Golden Gate Dirty 30, Black Hawk, CO - June 3, 2017
Cayuga Trails 50, Ithaca, NY - June 3, 2017
USATF Mountain Running Championships - Cranmore Mountain Race, North Conway, NH - June 3, 2017
Comrades Marathon, (Uphill Direction - Durban to Pietermaritzburg), SA - June 4, 2017
Past Weekend Race Results
Prefontaine Classic, Eugene, Or - May 26-27, 2017 (Recap)
Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon, Spain - May 28, 2017
MaXi-Race, Annecy, France - May 27, 2017
"30 Hours" - Wally Hesseltine at Western States 2016
Thirty Hours from alex on Vimeo.
Alan Gossard "Buck" at 64 runs the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon back to back in "Running Big"
Latest Mountain Outhouse
Zegama Aizkorri Marathon 2017
From this past weekends Western States 100 Camp - Robinson Flat (30.3 Miles) to Forrest Hill (62 Miles)
First attempt at a video for SFuels speaking on a LCHF diet
And what would a week be without a flashback video - here is Ovett racing Rono to a 2 Mile world record in 1978