Friday, September 1, 2017

Weekly RunDown #52

Gaston Roelants
“We used to run just for the honor, for the glory, just to show people we could do it.  The people run now because of the money involved, because of contracts, because of sponsors, etc.”
Gaston Roelants

This is Edition #52 so it has been a full year of weekly updates - Looking forward to year 2!'s This Week in Running August 28, 2017's The Week That Was In Running: August 21-27, 2017

What's tougher, training for Barkley's or running it.

I ran the Hood to Coast this past weekend and just missed this fiasco by about 45 minutes:  HTC Runner Accused of Stealing Pickup and Running Over a Sleeping Runner

Interesting article form 2015 on Nike and the Hood to Coast race

David Torrence passed away this week in Scottsdale from drowning, if you follow track and field you will know who David Torrence is.

Hopefully the anticipated top runners for Berlin show up as Bekele, Kipchoge and Kipsang are scheduled to be there Septemebr 24th.

RunUltra's UTMB Preview

In case you missed it here is's 2017 UTMB men's preview and women's preview

Catch UTMB Live here

Here is iRunFar's live coverage

An article in the Guardian on UTMB

More on UTMB from Trail Runner Magazine

Fall running camps for adults - here is the one I want to go to if they hold it again

The 14 toughest races in the world, any you would add?

A runner is closing in on breaking the AT Thru-Hike record and doing it unsupported

Mario Fraioli interviews Mike Wardian

Useful tips for beginning runners

Want to run a mountain race but no mountains to train on - no excuse

Need something to do for 48 hours - how about the Dreadmill 48 Hour Endurance Challenge

Race report on the Waldo 100k by Rachel Kelley - here are the race results

I have not listened to this podcast yet but a person I ran Hood to Coast with has David Roche as his coach.  Episode 47 of The Negative Splits Podcast.  David's website: Some Work, All Play

Masters Running News
Some great photos of Masters Athletes doing what they love

Article on Harriette Thompson, Oldest Marathon Finisher

Interview with Ruperto Romero

60 year old Joan Samuelson looking to go sub 3:00 and wants to do it at the Chicago Marathon this year

In cased you missed it here is my recent article on running and aging - Age is Just a Number - Or is It? - More to come on this subject

Races this Coming Week
UTMB, Chamonix, France - August 28 - Sept 3, 2017
The Rut, Big Sky Montana - Sept 1 - 3, 2017
2017 USATF 20K Championship, New Haven CT - September 4, 2017
Mt. Baldy Run 2 the Top, Mt. Baldy, CA - September 4, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
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

Belgian Gaston Roelants setting 3,000 meter steeplechase world record of 8 mins. 29.6. secs. in 1963

With UTMB this weekend - will 2017 be the best ever?

UTMB® 2017 3D route preview

It will be nice if this all comes together at the 2017 Berlin Marathon

Mountain Outhouse from August 29, 2017 - here is the post from the 25th

The Marquette Trail 50 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Ryan Sandes Winning the 2017 Western States 100

The 2017 Spartathlon is coming September 29-30.  We have a local runner, Will Rivera, who owns the Running Soles store in Elizabethtown, KY will be compteitng htis year

Women's Wonderland FKT

Dr. Francesca Conte talks about Low-Carb High-Fat Ultra Endurance - Part 2 (Here is Part 1)


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