Friday, February 16, 2018

Weekly RunDown #75

Meb Keflezighi
“Most of us have enough areas in our lives where we have to meet others’ expectations. 
Let your running be about your own hopes and dreams.” 
Meb Keflezighi

This week I interviewed Kentucky and Master runners Nelson Weaver and Dudley Walden.  Starting next week I will be doing the interviews on Interview Tuesday's.

Nice article on the Robertson twins, Zane and Jake, move to Kenya

Amy Cragg is looking for a PR at the Tokyo Marathon February 25th

Interview with Camille Herron: I was Born to Run

While I am entered to do the Tunnel Hill 100 this year it looks like they are adding a Marathon and it will be a certified course as well as a Boston Qualifier.  Should be good as very little elevation and also on softer ground but still a good surface to get a BQ on.  You can keep up on it being added on the Tunnel Hill FB page

I showed this video a few weeks ago of a talk by Eliud Kipchoge and Dave Bedford - Outside Online had broken out some of Eliud's comments in this article .

Outside also takes on the call for X-Country to be "more extreme" and "edgier."  I think this can go too far but being one who loves X-Country and would love to see it back in the Olympics I have to say the recent world championships I have watched have been little more than track meets on manicured grass lawns with a few hay bails to jump over once in a while.  I do not want to sound old but back in the day I remember running through mud up good sized hills and ealing with what ever weather came at you and little was easy or for that matter fast - it was just plain hard.  See the video below of the BUCs X-Country races in the UK and other associated videos as these races were tough.

How many of these National Parks have you run at, I have run at three of them?

I have only done one of these races - The Carlsbad 5000

I am currently reading Endure by Alex Hutchinson and here is a short review by  I am only about a 1/3 of the way done and it is a great book and is up there with Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Want to enter UTMB, or any of the other races offered, well here is how to register for 2019.  While there is a lottery to get in I do like this: "Riders who have been refused twice in the 2017 and 2018 draws on the same race may enter the individual race on the same race in 2019 without going through the draw provided that they hold the necessary points for 2019."'s The Week That Was in Running: February 5-11, 2018's This Week in Running: February 12, 2018

Athletics Weekly's roundup of indoor track and other events

A look at why the creators of SFuels did so

The Training for Ultra Podcast talks to Yiou Wang, Cara chase and Jeff Browning.  Really like Jeff Browning interviews as always good stuff comes up.  Liked how he described his diet as he called himself a "flexitarian."  Diet section starts at 1hr 32min into the interview.

How many of these are on your bucket list.  Only one of them might be on my list, Great Wall  Marathon, but might try the Missoula Marathon one day

Preview of this weeks 2018 USA Indoor Championships and more on the meet,  in Albuquerque, NM

A look at the Tarawera Ultra

Want info on the Comrades Marathon then check out The Marathon website

A look at John Kelly's AT 4 State Challenge FKT attempt

Ultra Run MD writes on the 31 benefits of running 31 miles through the night

Emmanuel Bor becomes the 500th sub 4:00 miler

Masters Running News
Want to see what your age graded time is here is an Age Grade Calculator

Races this Coming Week
2018 USA Indoor Championships, Albuquerque, NM - February 16-18, 2018
Black Canyon Ultra (100K/60K), Mayer, AZ - February 17, 2017
Chabot Trail Run, Castro Valley, CA - February 17, 2018
Everglades Ultras, Copeland, FL - February 17, 2018
Jackpot Ultra Running Festival W/2018 U.S. National 100 Mile Road National Championship, Henderson, NV - February 17, 2018
Austin Marathon, Austin, TX - February 18, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Orcas Island 100, Orcas Island, WA - February 9-10, 2018
Louisville Lovin' the Hills, Louisville, KY - February 10, 2018
Tarawera Ultramarathon, Rotorua, New Zealand - February 10, 2018
Iron Horse Endurance Runs,  Florahome, FL -  February 10-11, 2018
Lone Star 100, El Paso, TX - February 10-11, 2018

A look at Meb Keflezighi

Meb's 2014 Boston win

Highlights of the 2018 Louisville Lovin' the Hills Race

Mountain Outhouse News (2/10/18)

BUCS Men's 2018 A Race

And if you want tough here is a clip from the BUCS Championships

From last year's (2017) Black Canyon Ultra

Story of another runner who went to Kenya

REI: How to Run a 100 Miles

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