Friday, August 11, 2017

Weekly RunDown #49

Benji Durden
“It takes a lot more than ability to run fast; it takes the ability to keep coming back and keep coming back.”
Benji Durden

Benji Durden, 2nd in 1980 Olympic Marathon Trials interview from 2015

While much of the focus of the Men's 2017 World Championship 10K was on Moe Farah the second place finish of Uganda's Cheptegai should be just as compelling a story.  You may not remember the name Cheptegai but you should as I shared a video some months ago, and did again below, of Cheptegai at the world Cross Country championship's in his own country.  He went out fast and was leading until the last 1/2 mile where he faded badly.  Well he led here but did not fade.  He may not have one the 10K but he is for sure someone to watch and showed how you continue on after a spectacular failure.

While a 50K just seems like it is just an extended Marathon there are some differences, here are 6 of them

Rob Krar gives some tips for running in the dark

Need some ideas for Leg and core work, here are some exceriszes you can work into your schedule

Flynn and Walmsley break records at Speedgoat 50K

How many of you know who Joe Gray is, you should

Here is a podcast with Joe Gray and UltraRunner

iRunFar's This Week in Running: August 7, 2017

Some thoughts on Choosing a Pacer and Crew for Your Next Ultra

Part 1 of and article by Bob Seebohar on Periodizing Nutrition for Health and Performance

North Downs Way 100 2017 Race Report

Thanks to Mark Cucuzzella for writing an article dealing with the usual agenda driven mis-information with regards to LCHF  in this article see page 30 of PDF

2017 Spartathlon is coming the 29-30 of September, here is an article on the race

Some simple ways you can improve as a runner

How does running affect your mind and brain, here are 10 ways

How do you define a perfect race

Who has the Comrades Marathon on their bucket list - It is on mine

Here are a couple podcasts on the upcoming UTMB with Trail Runner Nation - Part 1w/Tim Toloffson and Sally McRae & Part 2 

At the 2017 World Track & Field Championships in London Amy Cragg gets 3rd in the marathon, Evan Jager gets third in the steeplechase and Jenny Simpson gets 2nd in the 1500.  More news here

Lastly, share you favorite local running store in the comments here or on Facebook where I have linked to this post so others can know about them.  Mine is Running Soles in Elizabethtown, KY.  Great store and the owner Will Rivera is a great guy as well as an accomplished ultra runner.

Masters Running News
Results from 2017 USATF National Masters T & F Championships

Races this Coming Week
Bigfoot 200 Mile Endurance Race,   Mt. St. Helens, WA -  August 11-15, 2017
Eastern States 100,  Little Pine St Park,  PA  -    August 12, 2017
Gorce Ultra Trail, Poland  - August 12, 2017
Paavo Nurmi Marathon,  Hurley, WI - August 12, 2017
2017 IAAF World Championships, London, UK - August 4-13, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
2017 IAAF World Track Championships, London, UK - August 4-13, 2017
Ouray 100 Mile Endurance, Ouray, CO - August 4-6, 2017
Tromso Skyrace,  Norway -  August 4-5, 2017
30th Angeles Crest 100, Wrightwood, CA - August 5-6, 2017
North Downs Way 100,  Farnham, UK   - August 5-6, 2017

Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run Trailer


2017 IAAF World Championship 10K - Moe Farah Wins Again

2017 World Cross Country Championships - Watch the whole race as Cheptegai, 2nd at the recent World's 10K fades badly at the end.

Tromso Skyrace 2017

Mountain Outhouse 1 - Year Anniversary

And also the latest Mountain Outhouse

UTMB is Coming August 28th - September 3rd, 2017

1988 Dream Mile from Oslo Norway

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