Friday, May 11, 2018

Weekly RunDown #87

"Every single one of us possesses the strength to 
attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish."
Scott Jurek's talk to Scott Jurek after his Appalachian Trail FKT

I have not read Jurek's new book, North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail, yet but it is on my list.  Here is a review by ATRA

Parade talks to Scott about his run of the AT and here is National Geographic's look at the run

Outside on line talks to Scott Jurek

A look at 6 Principles of Naturopathic Running Health's This Week in Running May 7, 2018's The Week That Was In Running, April 30-May 6, 2018

Some guidance on running slow which can often affect your form

I guess Galen Rupp's dropping out of Boston was the correct decision as he ran 2:06:07 to win the Prague Marathon - see video below

Check out this weeks Interview Tuesday as I talked to local runner Tabitha Bell

Zack Bitter wrote a good article for Mark's Daily Apple on Periodizing Nutrition: The High Fat Approach

Thoughts on looking at a run that does not go as expected, well as you might have wanted: Ego and Excuses vs. Joy and Self-Compassion

Do you know what shoe has the highest brand loyalty? Find out here

A look at a 2018 Spring Shoe Review

A good field at this years Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) in Skylark VA

As I have mentioned before I am an Ambassador for SFuels and they are working on the Ultra-FREEdom project in seeking to get 20% of Ultra races by 2020 to offer Low Carb alternatives and the UROC race is one of those races offering an alternative offerings along with the usual fare.

Well, no more 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials for Mt. Sac as they loose them and bidding re-opens

OK, not really running related - except he does need to run to get over the bar, but this is pretty impressive as 18 year old Armand Duplantis goes 19' 5.5" (5.93m) in the pole vault in his last High School meet.

Louisville is not only part of the horse racing Triple Crown with the Derby but they also have their own Triple Crown of Running

Here is a race you might want to do one day in Italy: Amalfi Positano Ultra Trail.  This years edition is May 27th.  There is also a series of other races in the same using these trails.

Trail World Championships Men's Preview and Women's Preview

There was destined to be other races seeking to be like the Barkley - I just came across the Niwot's Challenge in the Colorado Front Range

Or how about the Baldy Marathons which is a 5 x 20mile loop on So. Cal's Mt. Baldy in 60 hours.  So far no one has finished.  Here are the results for the April 29, 2018 run.  In looking on YouTube it might be So. Cal but they got some snow in the 2017 race in May.

Speaking of Mount Baldy there is a 7+ mile run with 4000' elevation gain to the top and this year is the 53rd running of the race.  I will be in town this year for the race, a race years ago (25 or so) I used to run yearly.  If you want to run registration is now open here: Mt. Baldy Run to the Top

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and Katie Nolan Thompson will be hosting River Runners Summer Youth Run Camps in West Virginia. They are offering an overnight High School Camp July 22-25 and a Middle School Day Camp July 25-27.

Need an idea for a marathon to run?  How about the Banff Marathon on June 17, 2018?  Here are 8 reasons to run it, not sure I would need that much coaxing if I could get there as it is a beautiful area.

More Track & Field this Saturday with the Shanghai Diamond League Meet

Interview with Desiree Linden on Boston and Future and other things

Five of the Coconino Cowboys get into the Western States 100 via Golden Tickets

I wrote a review of the Balanced Runner a while ago and will be posting links to the next online class soon.  The next class starts May 26th with registration opening on May 21st and am taking again for a refresher.  If you want to try out some lessons you can, for free, try The Mind Your Running Challenge  - To be upfront these are affiliate links but I would share either way as you can see in my review.

July 7th in Elizabethtown, KY Running Soles will be hosting the Freeman Lake Summer Trail Challenge.  You can run a 10K or 5k and if really inspired run both

Here in the South-Central Kentucky area we have our own running camp if you are a JV or Varsity distance runner. 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

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

Masters Running News
Masters runners from across the UK gathered in Birmingham over the weekend to compete in an England versus Celtic Nations match incorporated within the Simplyheath Great Birmingham 10k

Races this Coming Week
Transvulcania, La Palma, Canary Islands - May 12, 2018
Trail World Championships and Penyagolosa Trails, Castellón de la Plana, Spain  - May 12, 2018
UROC 100k, Skylark, Virginia - May 12, 2018
Ice Age Trail 50,  La Grange, WI - May 12, 2018
Orcas Island 50 Mile/Marathon/Half, Orcas Island, WA - May 12, 2018
Priest Lake 50K & Marathon, Hill's Resort, Priest Lake, ID - May 12, 2018
Lijiang Skyview Adventure (65K), Lijiang, China - May 12, 2018
Dawn to Dusk to Dawn Track Ultras, Sharon Hill, PA - May 12-13, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Miwok 100k, Stinson Beach, CA - May 5, 2018
Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Wartrace, TN - May 5, 2018
North Face Endurance Challenge New York, Bear Mtn St Pk, NY - May 5, 2018
Wild Wild West  50M, 50K & Marathon, Lone Pine, CA - May 5, 2018
Whisky Row Marathon, Prescott, AZ - May 5, 2018
Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH - May 6, 2018

4 secrets to ultra running success from US legend Scott Jurek, part II of III (Part 1  & Part III)

In Constant Motion - Story of Adam Campbell and his running Hardrock after a near fatal accident 10 months before.  Here is the OutsideOnline article on the run

Last kilometers of the 2018 Prague Marathon won by Galen Rupp in 2:06:07

Stian Angermund-Vik goes for the VK world record which the best I can tell is 28:53

Buffalo Stampede 2018

Running on Empty - Rory Bosio running Corsica’s GR20 trail

The latest edition of Mountain Outhouse News

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