Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekly RunDown #66

Bill Rodgers
“To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year — but for a lifetime.”
Bill Rodgers

I am on a list for top blog so if you can vote for this blog that would be much appreciated.  The blog voting is at RunUltra and you go here to vote by going to the "Vote Here" link and then voting for "Tony Konvalin."  There is a second possible blog vote I may be in but will not know till next week.

While I find running news in various places, such as on long list of websites I check, I do need to give a shout out to a few places that I either get news from or often have the same news as:, Daily News, &  Of course as I mentioned there are others but these are good sources of more than I share so are good ones to get on their email lists.

Thanks to for uncovering this one - The Trail Running Film archive.  Lots and lots of links to trail films, you could spend quite a bit of time here.

With the Honolulu Marathon this weekend it will be interesting to see what the winning time is as Dennis Kimetto the world record holder at 2:02:57 is entered.  The current course record, set in 2016, is 2:09:38 by Lawrence Cherono who is also entered in the race this year.'s This Week in Running December 4, 2017

Dakota Jones looks at running a Vertical K

100 miles is tough, how about 100 miles on a treadmill

Wish they could figure out how to get Nike and Footlocker together so the best HS runners could face each other but that said Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland High School in New York sure looks like she could be the best on the girls side.  As far as the Footlocker meet it is this week and here is the girl's preview and the boy's preview

Want a fast 5K how about some Canicross - see video below of Canicross from France

Ultrarunning Magazine does a recap of The Running Event, an annual industry trade show

Back when I started running in the 70's the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan was a major marathon on the calendar.  Great to see such a fast time this year with Norway's Sondre Moen running 2:05:48 and becoming the first non-African born runner on a record-eligible course to run under 2:06

Well I have gone and done it in purchasing a treadmill.  Many dread, thus the term dreadmill, them but if you live in places with weather or just have a busy schedule they can be invaluable.  Here are some good ideas to remove some of the dread:  3 Sessions to Keep You Fresh.  From the minimal treadmill running, but lots of time on a bike trainer, I have done the key to working out on equipment such as treadmills is to break down the workout into smaller units, just as is often done in long races.

If you did not get a spot in the Hardrock lottery here is a race that Jamil Coury suggested on Twitter: Ronda Del Cims (part of the Andorra Ultra-Trail)

Great running at the California International Marathon this past Sunday

Trail Runner magazine looks at 9 new trail shoes

Trail and Ultra Running also looks at a number of trail shoes

You may or may not know who Chris Solinsky is but he had quite the summer in 2010

The Desert Solstice 24HR/100 Mile Invitational this weekend should be good with Camille Herron and Zack Bitter there, among others - here are the entrants

With regards to The Desert Solstice race here is the Altra press release with regards to Zack Bitter going for the World Record for 100 Miles on the Track

Speaking of Zack Bitter he now has a YouTube Channel which based on what he has shared on his blog should have lots of good info.'s interview with Tim Ritchie the winner of the CIM marathon and only other American under 2:12 this year, along with Galen Rupp.  Also, here are their 5 thoughts on the race.

Steve Speirs' recap of his 2017 Cayman Island Marathon run, and win

Registration is open for the Tarawera Ultramarathon 100 in New Zealand

Running in Switzerland mixed with trying some ale - Trails & Ales

I have mentioned The Balanced Runner a few times and will be soon posting a review of the Online Class I took so here is Jae Gruenke of The Balanced Runner on Endurance Planet

Races this Coming Week
Desert Solstice Invitational - 24hr/100 Mile, Phoenix, AZ - December 9, 2017
USATF National Club X-Country Championships, Lexington, KY - December, 9, 2017
Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL - December 9, 2017
Tucson Marathon, Tucson, AZ - December 9, 2017
Big Foot 50K, Salt Fork State Park, OH - December 9, 2017
Bell Ringer 50K, Burns, TN - December 9, 2017
Brazos Bend 100, Needville, TX - December 9-10, 2017
The Daytona 100, Jacksonville, FL - December 9-10, 2017
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI - December 10, 2017

Past Weekend Race Results
Marathon Des Sables Peru, Peru - November 28 - December 4, 2017
Ultra Trail Cape Town 100k, Cape Town, SA - December 2, 2017
Hillside Hustle-5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon, Clermont, KY - December 2, 2017
Xterra Trail Running World Championships, Hawaii - December3, 2017
High Desert 50K & 30K, Ridgecrest, CA - December 3, 2017
California International Marathon (USATF 2017 Marathon Champs), Sacramento, CA - December 3, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, TX - December 3, 2017

Registration opens for UTMB 2018 December 14, 2017  - January 3rd, 2018 - Are You Ready

Nike Girl's 2017 X-Country Nationals

Nike Boys 2017 X-Country Nationals

This weeks edition of Mountain Outhouse

Some Canicross from France

2017 Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail

Short video on Neely Gracey

Trails in Motion 6 - 2018 Film Festival Trailer

Intro Video from Zack Bitter's YouTube Channel

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