Friday, July 7, 2017

Weekly RunDown #44

Carlos Lopes
“Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.” 
Carlos Lopes

Last week I posted an article form Ultrarunning Magazine about why Hardrock and some others do not pay ITRA to be able to provide UTMB qualifying points.  Well as you would expect ITRA responded to the article and also here is another view, with some valid points, as to why a race director does pay the yearly fee: Why I paid ITRA/UTMB and You're Wrong

Good to see New Zealand's Nick Willis back after taking a break: Why Nick Willis is Looking to be on Top of the World

If you use Ibuprofen here are 11 reasons to avoid it's This Week in Running July 3, 2017

Interesting stats from the Western States 100 Runner Survey

Ian Corless makes some good observations on the Jim Walmsley at Western States 2017

Here is the Ginger Runner interview with Women's Western States 100 winner Cat Bradley

A nice post by John Fegyveresi who was the last person to get an entry to the Western States 100 when Gordy Ainsleigh gave up his spot: My Western States Journey

Overcoming the Myths of Ultrarunning by Max King - Nice to see number 1 as it is what I have found to be true.

If you are thinking of running a 100 miler here are some Lessons learned from running 100 Miles

Takuya Noguchi wins the Gold Coast Marathon with Kenneth Mungara in second and one of my favorite marathoners Yuki Kawauchi in third was racing this for training for next months World Championships in London.  Kawauchi set a record for sub 2:12 marathons at 23 running 2:09:18.

I remember when the Atlanta Peachtree 10K was a big race with a who's - who of runners entered.  This year it was the USATKF 10K championship.

This is one marathon I have wanted to run since I started running but have not: Communing in the Redwoods at the 2017 Avenue of the Giants Marathon

The 2017 Hardrock 100 is only a week away and here is iRunFar's preview and here is Ian Corless' Hardrock 100 Preview

Eliud Kipchoge is aiming for the world record at the Berlin Marathon - for sure will be one to watch September 24, 2017

Thinking on running your first Ultra here 5 Tips to keep in mind

Masters Running News
86-Year-Old Bill Thorn Continues His Peachtree Road Race Streak

The Gold Coast Marathon was mentioned above but in Masters News second place finisher Kenneth Mungara took 30 seconds off his World Record for 43 year olds with a time of 2:09:04

101 year old Julia Hawkins sets a world record for the 100 yard dash at 36.62 at the recent National  Senior Games in Birmingham Alabama

Races this Coming Week
Honey Badger 100 Mile Ultra Road Race, Cheney State Park, KS - July 8, 2017
Mt. Hood 50  Pacific Crest Trail, Clackamas Ranger Station, OR   - July 8-9, 2017
London Diamond League, London, UK - July 9, 2017
Badwater 135, Death Valley, CA - July 10-12, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Finger Lakes 50's, Hector, NY - July 1, 2017
Lake District's Ultimate Trails Challenge (110K & 55K), Lake District, England - July 1. 2017
Paris Diamond League, Paris, France - July 1, 2017
Gold Coast Airport Marathon,  Southport, AU - July 2, 2017
Mount Marathon Race, Seward, AK - July 4, 2017
Peachtree 10K,  Atlanta, GA - July 4, 2017
Lausanne Diamond League, Lausanne, SUI - July 6, 2017

Altra video of the 2017 Western States 100

2017 Western States Montage

Craig Virgin winning the 1981 Peachtree 10K

Mountain Outhouse from 6/30/17 that came out to late for last weeks post

And just so you do not miss one here is this weeks Mountain Outhouse

2017 Mount Marathon Race Review

2017Lavaredo Ultra Trail

1983 Rotterdam Marathon w/De Castella, Lopes and Salazar

Carlos Lopes winning the 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in his home country of Portugal

This is what a sub 13:00 5K looks like

Francesca Conte is a new memebr of the SFuels.TV team

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