Friday, July 27, 2018

Weekly RunDown #98

“So many times you want to give up, but you cannot. That's what ultrarunning is all about.  That's what life is all about.”
David Horton

Podcast on Trail Runner Nation with David Horton: Professor of Ultrarunning and here is an interview with

Article from 1993 by David Horton on running your first Ultra

Catching up with Zack Beavin after about 6 months

Results and commentary on this years Hardrock 100.   Did not realize Xavier Thévenard was at 91 miles before he was told he was disqualified.  Looks like rules were broken but sad part is that it becomes the focus of some and not the race and the eventual winners.  Some online even saying Jeff should turn down the first place award.   Even Kilian said on Twitter that it is important to know the rules as they can differ from country to country as Kilian was once disqualified for cutting some trails at the 2012 Speedgoat 50K which was illegal in that race while in Europe very often you can cut the trails.  At the end of the day if there are rules and they are not enforced then why have them.

A necessary tool in ones kit to to be able to power hike for performance

Want to check on the latest from Laz on his trip across the US you can do so here - Lazcon.  This sheet tracks where he is and links to his daily posts as well's This Week in Running: July 23, 2018's The Week That Was in Running: July 16-22, 2018

It is an accomplishment to just finish the Vol State 500k but Rhonda-Marie Parke did so and is blind and also did it without a guide. There were 117 starters and 83 finishers, Rhonda was 64th.

The East Coast Trail & Ultra Podcast talks to Vol State 500K women's winner, second overall, Rhoda Smoker and also talks to Rhonda-Marie Parke who as mentioned above is blind and ran without a guide

Check out the new Ultrarunning History Podcast  and Stories out out by Davey Crockett

Dr. Phil Maffetone writes about the weakness window

Tyler Sigl (2nd overall) wins the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships while Sabrina Little (1st overall women) won the women's 50 Mile championship

I guess there is a glut of trail races in Hong Kong

Race report for the Snowdonia Trail Marathon

Is Comrades on your bucket list of races - Why Run it?  It is on my list of races but it is not inexpensive to run in flying so far.

A look at The Training Trinity

Some thoughts on what to keep in mind when looking at a standardized training plan

Some thoughts on running and why: It's not who I am, it's what I do

Do you run with music, here are some reasons not to

the Ouray 100 (see documentary trailer for this down in the video section) is this weekend and here is a look at the race

This guy just ran the same course the Tour de France is riding this year

Local, to Kentucky, Races and Events (In the future will also include races in nearby states)
(If you have a race in the area, including surrounding states, let me know and I will post about it)

Check out these Race Companies for local races: Good Times Even Services & Central Kentucky Race Management

Check out the Southeastern Trail Runner Podcast 12 Hour Challenge on September 2nd in Scottsville, KY

Want an Ultra that is easy to plan for with an aid station every 3.25 miles then check out the Backyard Classic 8 Hour Endurance Run in Elizabethtown KY August 18, 2018.  Run Solo or on a 2-Person team.

Want to do a fun event and help the Wayne County Cross Country team and the Wayne County FCA at the same time then the 36th Annual Lake Cumberland 5Miler/5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is for you - September 1st, 2018

Need a trail race at the beginning of November then maybe the Jefferson Memorial Forest Trail Hillbilly Half in Louisville KY is for you on November 8th, 2018.  I have only run out in the area once but there are some great trails

The Second Annual Harrods Creek Trail Bash 5K/10K is November 18, 2018 in Prospect KY

Also, check out the inaugural Falls 100 - also has a Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50 miler as well as the 100.

Want to run a great race then put the 2019 Yamacraw 50k (also a 20K and 10K ) on your schedule.  The race is April 6, 2019 and registration opens October 1st, 2018.  Either set your own reminder or have Ultrasignup send you one as I would not be surprised if this race does not sell out real fast as word is getting out about it.

Masters Running News
Another article on Nick Bassett - the oldest finisher of the Western States 100 at 73

50 year-old Bego Lopez is one of the oldest women to compete on a college cross-country team

The USA Masters Track and Field Championships are in Spokane this week; July 26-29

Races this Coming Week
USATF Masters Championships, Spokane, WA - July 26-29, 2018
Ouray 100 Miler, Ouray, CO - July 27, 2018
The Battle at Bristol Mountain, Canandaigua, NY - July 27 -29, 2018
Chiemgauer100 (100M & 100K), Ruhpolding, DE - July 28, 2018
Grand Mesa Ultras, Mesa, CO - July 28, 2018
Pikes Peak Ultra (Also the 30K is the USATF 30K Trail Championship), Colorado Springs , CO - July 28, 2018
Pacifica Trail Run (50K, 30K, 21K & 9K), Pacifica, CA - July 28, 2018
Voyageur 50, Carlton, MN - July 28, 2018
Something Wild Ultra,  Hexworthy , UK - July 29, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Etna Trail 94K & 52K, Linguaglossa, IT - July 20 (94K) & July 21 (52K), 2018
Hardrock 100, Silverton, CO July 20, 2018
Vermont 100, West Windsor, VT - July 20-21, 2018
Mud Mayhem & Fun Lake Cumberland 5K Obstacle Challenge, Nancy, KY - July 21, 2018
Speedgoat 50K, Snowbird, UT - July 21, 2018
Full mOOn 50K & 25K,  Ouachita National Forest, AR - July 21, 2018
Psycho Psummer Run Toto Run (50K, 20 & 10 Milers), Kansas City, KS - July 21, 2018
International Snowden Race, Llanberis ,Wales - July 21, 2018
Cayuga Trails 50 Mile, Ithaca, NY - July 21, 2018
Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Miler, 50 Miler & 55K, Carson City, NV - July 21, 2018
Dolomyths Run, Canazei, IT - July 22, 2018
Badwater 135, Death Valley, CA  - July 23-25, 2018

Game On: David Horton - Driven

Some footage of the 2018 Speedgoat 50K

Trailer for documentary the 2016 Ouray 100 - you can see it on Amazon - free if you have Prime

Thanks to Mario Fraioli for posting this the other day - brings back memories

2018 Dolomyths Run Highlights

2018 Lavaredo Ultra Trail

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