Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly RunDown #30

Frank Shorter
Why couldn't Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?
Frank Shorter

Inov-8 lists The Five Best All Terrain Running Races in the World - not sure how the New York Marathon gets in but hey it is on terrain.  See some of the videos of these races below

Here is a race for you if 100 miles is not enough: Ultra Great Britain August 19-23, 2017 - 200 miles following the Trans-Pennine Trail from Southport to Hornsea

So Mike Wardian runs a 2:29 Indoor Marathon the week before The Barkely Marathons.  But that is just the start, check out his upcoming schedule.  Barkley (3/31 - 4/3), BAA 5K (4/15), BAA Marathon (4/17) & then the Big Sur Marathon (4/30) - I am tired and sore writing out that schedule.

Here is more info on the Indoor Marathon at the Armory New York run over 211 laps of a 200 meter track, now that is a lot of laps.'s This Week in Running: March 27, 2017 Interview with Ian Sharman: The Current Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Record Holder

An attempt to cram more carbs in without causing gut distress thus creating a drink with the hopes of it helping someone break 2 hours in the marathon.

Some training principles for those that are getting older

Some wisdom from Mark Cucuzzella, who by the way is 50, as he get s ready to run his 23rd (17th consecutive) Boston Marathon:  Trying for 30 Years Under 3:00.  Good luck Mark and hope you get the record at 34 years with a marathon under 3:00, the record is 33.

Are you traveling and want to find races try these sites:
Got an FKT (Fastenst Known Time)  in mind then checkout Ultimate Directions as they providing FKT Grants for 2017.  You can also read about it here: Ultimate Direction Announces Fastest Known Time Grant Project article on the 2017 Men's World Cross Country Championships and the Women's race where Kenya takes it with a perfect score getting places 1-6.  See below for video of Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, remember the race was in Uganda, has a 12 second lead with 2K to go but in the last 1/2 mile goes from 1st to 30th.  But the story is he stayed upright and by finishing Uganda got 3rd in the team competition by 3 points.

Races this Weekend
The Barkley Marathons - March 31-April 3, 2017 - (Twitter - @BarkelyMarathon)
Umstead 100  - April 1st, 2017
The Georgia Death Race - April 1st, 2017
Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon - April 1st, 2017
Carlsbad 5000 - April 2nd, 2017
Berlin 1/2 Marathon - April 2nd, 2017

Race Results from Races Listed Last Week
World Masters Indoor Championships
2017 World Cross Country Championships

In honor of the Frank Shorter quote - The 1972 Olympic Marathon

Also with the Barkley Marathons this week needed to post this one of Gary Robbins

And while I am sure many of you have seen this but if not and with Barkley Marathons this weekend here is a short documentary on it.

Joshua Cheptegei Finish at the 2017 Cross Country Worlds

This weeks Mountain Outhouse

The Georgia Death Race

The Beautiful Mile

2017 Jungle Ultra Peru

Transvulcania 2016 - La Palma

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