Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekly RunDown #54

Billy Mills
"Every passion has its destiny"

I recently went to the Crazy Horse Memorial and saw a display on Billy Mills who was a Oglala Lakota as was Crazy Horse.  Sad that it seems so few people know about Billy Mills.  Not only is he the only American to win the Olympic 10,000M and set a world Record at the time (see video below).  However, most do not realize he also ran the marathon and got 14th in 2:22:55.  He now speaks and heads up an organization with the goal of helping Indiana youth: Running Strong for American Indian Youth.  Great to see someone put back into the world - think about contributing to Running Strong.

Good podcast with Tina Muir at Running for Real with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella nd & Dr. Josh Emdur where they talk about a number of things including an interesting concept called Steady MD for Runners

It's official that Paris gets the 2024 Olympic Games and Los Angeles the 2028 Games's This Week in Running: September 11, 2017's The Week that Was in Running: August 28 - September 10, 2017

Ian Corless' race report on the Superior 100

Not only did Joe McConaughy break the Appalaction Trial FKT he did it unsupported - here is's interview with him

Interview with Tim Tollefson who got 3rd overall at the 2017 UTMB

Have you added hiking to your cross training?  My problem would be finding almost 3X the time needed but do see merit in using hiking as a cross training tool

Anyone ever run the Black Hills 100 (or 50), they also now have a 50k and 30k, as it is on my radar?  Do not know a lot about it but was just in the Black Hills while passing through on vacation and it is sure pretty there but as the site says this would be a tough one as lots of hills.  The other connection is my dad's side of the family is from a small town in SD called Winner and I lived in Rapid City for a couple years back in 69-70, or so, thus it has a connection that way

Eliud Kipchoge talks about going for the WR at Berlin Marathon

Mo Farah to run the 2018 London Marathon (April 22, 2018)

Interesting article that Mario Fraioli linked to in his Morning Shakeout this week on the East Africans and how little we know about them: Untold stories: why we should know more about East African runners

Some strategies for bettering your running efficiency

The Glen Coe Skyline race is this week and it is a tough one as far as being technical.  Check out the videos at the site, and the one below.   There is a good field this year including Kilian Jornet.

I get some of my links, or we just end up with the same ones sometimes, from so you might want to check them out and sign up for their daily email.

Jociline Jepkosgei becomes the first women to run under 30:00 for a road 10K

At the 5th Avenue Mile Nick Willis wins his 4th while Jenny Simpson her 6th

Phil Maffetone has a new book coming out called: The Overfat Pandemic   - "The term “overfat” is defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. As Dr. Maffetone explains, the condition affects those who are “normal” weight, exercise enthusiasts and athletes, and even military personnel."

Marathon Week on the Olympic YouTube Channel here are links to the races they have: 1924, 19321948, 195219561960, 1964, 1968, 19801984, 198819921996, 2012 - Well worth setting some time aside to watch.

You may have already seen it but I posted some podcast suggestions this week:  Podcasts and More Podcasts

Masters Running News
The 17th Masters Mountain Running Championships were held in Pruske, Slovak Republic this past Saturday, September 2.

Races this Coming Week
North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin, Dousman, WI - Spetemebr 16, 2017
Coastal 50K, Stinson Beach, CA - September 16, 2017
Mogollon Monster 100, Mogollon Rim, AZ - Septemebr 16-17, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, Philladelphia, PA - September 17, 2017
Glen Coe Skyline, Kinlochleven, UK - September 17, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Pruske, Slovak Republic - September2, 2017
Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, Homewood Ski Resort, CA  - September 8-12, 2017
Wastach Front 100, Kaysville, Utah -   September 8-9, 2017
Great North Run - Half Marathon, Newcastle, UK -   September 10, 2017

I know I have shown this before but this is still one of the best, if the the best, races ever

Women's 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Men's 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Can't get enough of these UTMB videos, here is another one I found

Here is a video of the CCC race - 101K race duirng UTMB week - won by Hayden Hawks and Clare Gallagher

Mountain Outhouse News - Sept 9, 2017

Mountain Outhouse - Sept 13, 2017

2017 Great North Run Highlights

Glen Coe Skyline 2015 Race

UROC 2017 Race Video

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