Friday, March 30, 2018

Weekly RunDown #81

"There is no satisfaction without a struggle first."
Marty Liquori

A look at the men's and women's 1/2 marathon championships.  In the men's race, which saw the first 15k (62:11 pace) be more tactical with winds topping out at 30mph,  now three time winner Geoffrey Kamworor, with  tailwind, spilt 13:01 for the 15K to 20K split to break it open.  In the women's race Netsanet Kedebe ran a WR of 66:11 for a women's only race, the record for a mixed race is 64:51.

This week's Interview Tuesday interview was with Tom Bowden of London Kentucky.'s This Week in Running: March 26, 2018's The Week That Was in Running: March 19-25, 2018

Citrus Mag looks at the past week

The course, with help from the weather, won this year as there were no finishers at the 2018 Barkley Marathons

John Kelly provides some 2018 Barkley Race Footage

Canadian running looks at this years Barkley

Want to take part in a summer training camp, here are 10 to look into.  If I had to choose I would do the Colorado  Running Ranch camp with Jeff Browning and Krissy Moehl

Jae at The Balanced Runner looks at Why Your Quads are Sore

Yuki Kawauchi's 78 sub 2:20 marathons in certified as a record by Guinness and on the same day as the ceremony he ran a 1:10:03 1/2 marathon in a full panda suit

Want to know how to get ready for Skyrunning, Redbull has a beginners guide

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has a magazine and you can download the newest copy here.  You can also get back copies here.

One hot topic when talking about form is foot strike.  At the Topo Blog they talk about: Three Truths About Foot Strike

The XXI Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast 2018) begin next week, April 4-15 with Athletics starting on the 8th

Kaci Lickteig talks about the struggle after the struggle -dealing with injury and then being healed only to have other issues crop up

In this interview Stephanie Howe Violet shares about 2018 after her injuries and a building year in 2017

Men's Running Magazine talks with King Kilian.  Sadly Kilian broke his fibula during a mountain ski race and is now in rehab to heal the injury

Great to see Will Rivera who is the owner of Running Soles in Elizabethtown, KY, and interviewed here, is on the US Spartathlon Team for 2018

While running is at its core sort of minimalistic it can still be expensive so here are some suggestions for Ultra Running on a Budget

Really, do we need Dunkin' Doughnut running shoes

As I will be running the Run Under the Stars (RUTS) race in Paducah, KY in June this article on running timed events was timely.  The RUTS I am running is a 10 hour race on a 1/2 mile course.

A look at your arches: Arch Height Vs. Arch Function

Want to get some elevation in how about doing the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon (Aug 18 & 19, 2018)

A look at the top marathoners and marathon courses

Last week I shared Citrus Mag's looks at the cities bidding to be the host for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials but Atlanta had not been posted yet, thus here is the completed list: ChattanoogaAustinOrlando & Atlanta

If you are going to be in the Nancy Kentucky area July 21st, 2018 you might consider doing the Mud Mayhem & Fun Lake Cumberland 5K Obstacle Challenge.  The race proceeds go to help the local Phoenix Racing

If you live in the South-Central Kentucky area and you are a JV or Varsity distance runner you should look at attending the 3 day KY Elite Distance Running Camp being help July 12-14 in Somerset KY.  This camp is put on by KY 2000 AA State Cross-Country Champion Daniel Roberts who I interviewed at the end of February.  The price for the camp is $50 but it increases after April 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT.   You can also get information at the KY Elite Running Facebook page

Masters Running News
Charles Allie ran 59.43 to get the M70 Indoor WR for 400m

Mike Fremont at 96 still runs 10 miles 3 times per week and canoes the other days

Races this Coming Week
Badger Mountain Challenge, Richland, WA -  March 30-31, 2018
Run the Bluegrass 1/2 Marathon, Lexington, KY - March 31, 2018
Georgia Death Race, Blairsville, GA - March 31, 2018
Two Oceans Marathon-Ultra, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, March 31, 2018
Brown County 50K, Brown County State Park, IN - March 31, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100, Syracuse, UT - March 23, 2018
Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra, McLeod, ND - March 24, 2018
Oak Mountain, Pelham, AL - March 24, 2018
IAAF World Half Marathon Championship - Women & Men, Valencia, Spain - March 24, 2018
Carlsbad 5000, Carlsbad, CA - March 25, 2018

1973 AAU Indoor Track & Field Championships - Marty Liquori in the Men's Mile

Kip Keno Vs Marty Liquori in 1970 @ 1500m

The Easter Basket Hill Climb

New video on last years Barkley by Alexis Berg: La Barkley Sans Pitie ( The Barkley Without Pity ).  It is done very well and in a different format than other videos on the race (Video is also below)

Run Steep Get High: The Year The Barkley Won

2018 TransGrancanaria

A look at Dag Aabye: The "Most Elusive" Man in North America

2018 World 1/2 Marathon Championships from Valencia Spain this past weekend

The Georgia Death Race is this weekend so here is a look at the race from 2017

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