Friday, August 25, 2017

Weekly RunDown #51

Craig Virgin
"I refuse to set limits.  The ones you have... are the ones you impose upon yourself!" 
Craig Virgin

Do tattoos impact a runner's ability to sweat, that was what this study looked at.

The Falmouth Road Race was this past weekend and here is an article on it: 4th Title for Stephen Sambu

Michael Wardian is always doing something that makes one go wow.  Well he did it again as just about 6.5 - 7 hours after finishing the Leadville 100 in 10th overall (20:18:57) he went and finished the Pikes Marathon in 111th (6:02:55) and here is another article on his feat.

Speaking of Mike here is a nice article on the Running Man's This Week in Running August 21, 2017's The Week that Was in Running: August 14-20, 2017

Joe Gray and Serkalem Abrha win the Pikes Peak Ascent

As the 2017 UTMB is this coming up Sept 1st (PTL starts the 28th and UTMB starts the 1st) here is's men's preview and women's preview

Running UTMB is way way up there on my bucket list even if I may never run it and this article and pictures does not take away from where it is on my list: Chamonix... Heaven on Earth

Lots of trail shoes out there are Bryon Powel looks at a number of the new trail shoes for the spring-summer 2018

Was talking to a friend I had not seen for many years from when I ran for the University of Arizona and he is starting a online site that is sort of an online garage sale for athletes to sell gear and raise money for themselves to compete as well as for charities.  It goes live soon so be sure to check out Red Truck

Jack Daniels looks at the fitness of some elite runners 45 years after having tested them before.

Race report on the Eastern States 100

Devon Yanko's Leadville 100 Race Report

Floris Gierman writes on getting faster by running slower - this is not about plodding but realizing it is not all about running every run fast to get fast.  I can attest to running faster in the last couple years by dialing back how fast I train.  Sure I have hard runs but most of my runs, and even large segments, are slower than most I race against.

What happens to your gut during an Ultra-Marathon

Some other thoughts on nutrition and running: Why an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful for runners

Recap of Thursdays Part one of the Diamond League finals in Zurich - Part 2 is in Brussels next weeks

Masters Running News
In cased you missed it here is my recent article on running and aging - Age is Just a Number - Or is It?

Anthony Whiteman runs a WR 800 for 45 year olds at 1:49.86

Would be cool to run the World Masters Mountain Running Championships one day.  The 2017 race is in Slovakia on September 2nd.  Hey if you want to put on the race you can apply to do so here.  Based on the document name it looks like they do not have a venue for 2018 yet.

Races this Coming Week
Hood to Coast Relay, Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon - August 25-26, 2017
Kodiak 100 & 50, Big Bear, C - August 25 - 26, 2017
Bluegrass Cellular 5K, Elizabethtown, KY - August 26, 2017
Cascade Crest 100, Easton, WA - August 26-27
Brussels Diamond League Final - PT2, Brussels, Bel - Sept 1, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Leadville 100, Leadville, CO - August 19-20, 2017
Waldo 100K, Willamette Pass, OR - August 19, 2017
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Manitou Springs, CO - August 19 & 20, 2017
Squamish 50, Squamish, WA - August 19 - 20, 2017
Ultra Great Britain (200 Miles), UK - August 19-23, 2017
Falmouth Road Race,  Falmouth, MA - August 20, 2017
Grand Prix Birmingham (Diamond League), UK - August 20, 2017
Zurich Diamond League Final - PT1, Zurich, SUI - August 24, 2017

In light of running Hood to Coast today here is the trailer to the movie on the race

Nice finish to Moe Farah's last track race at the 5000M Diamond League Race in Zurich

Cool video of mountain biking during the eclipse

Story of Gabe Grunewald on her battle with cancer and running

2017 Broken Arrow Skyrace

Haile Gebrselassie 1997 Zurich 5000M WR Run at 12:41.86.  AS a note Komen would come back in Brussels to run a WR of 12:39.75

Eiger Ultra Trail 2017

2017 Mohican 100 Trail Run

Check out the water crossing that starts at 4:40 in

My latest video for SFuels.TV on fueling for training runs from a LCHF perspective

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