Friday, September 14, 2018

Weekly RunDown #105

Bob Schul winning the 1964 Olympic 5000m
"You train to get your body in shape to do the things you want it to do. As you live your life you have many things that happen to you, some good and some bad, but they all teach you something. "
Bob Schul

Gary Cohen interview of Bob Schul from 2010 - where the above quote came from

A good series on Bob Schul 1964 Olympic 5000m Champion - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 & On Being Greatful

I did not have an Interview Tuesday this week but did put out a list of the interviews done to date

While no one wants injuries there is good to find in them, as I shared in this post - Injuries: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

As far as injuries go and along the same lines as my article Andrew Botchart a Scottish runner talks about keeping positive after needing to take time after breaking a bone in his foot's This Week in Running: September 10, 2018

The importance of  the ankles in your running

Insights gleaned form watching the UTMB from someone who had not really watch ultras before

Speaking of needing strong ankles the 5th race in the Golden Trail series is the Ring of Steall Sky Race this Saturday in Kinlochlevebn Scotland

Berlin is this Sunday and for me at least is a reason to stay up late Saturday or early Sunday for those on the east coast - Women's Preview and a a look at the men's race, well mainly Eliud Kipchoge.  Sure hoping Kipsang is ready and Eliud and he make a race of it and break the record

Wow, 17 sub 60 minute 1/2 marathoners are running the Copenhagen Half-Marathon this weekend

Gary Cantrell, aka Lazarus Lake, finishes his Trans Con in 126 days-11 Hours-14 Minutes and 57 seconds - quite the trip.

Speaking of Laz, he will now have to hop over to TN to be at the Barkley Classic which is this weekend - here is one persons review of the race after they ran it

It's a start and hope it extends to the main Olympics soon - as Cross-Country will be added to the 2018 Youth Olympics

Sad to hear that 1998 World Half-Marathon Champion Paul Koech passed away at 49.  I remember watching him run many a race.

A look at three reasons athletes get injured

A list of 10 of the World's Wildest Ultra's . what do you think?

Interesting look at the "The Last Day Run" and it's history and impact on Ultrarunning in the US

What do you think of Back-to-Back Long runs, here are some pro's and con's.  This is a hard one as I used to do them when a lot younger and I think they really helped but I also got injured more often so that probably out weighed the good side.  All that said you can be competitive without them as I have seen Camille Herron speak of not doing extreme long runs or Back-to-Back's and I would say she is successful.

A look at the US team for this weeks World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra

Need a new challenge then how about "Utahs Toughest Triathlon."

A key building anything, including your fitness and training plan, is to have a good foundation

Keep an eye on the Weekly RunDown the week before the 2018 Kona Ironman, October 5th, as I will be having a giveaway of a bag of the SFuels drink in honor of SFuels triathlete Dan Plews who is doing the race.  If you are interested in learning more about switching fuels here is a Quick Start Guide

Local, to Kentucky, Races and Events
(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.  For trail and Ultra races in Kentucky and Virginia check out Next Opportunity Events

Want a night race then run the Light the Night 5K in Elizabethtown, KY on September 15th

More info to follow for those runners who ride as there will be a Century, and shorter rides in Campbellsville, KY on October 6th put on The Spoke Easy in C'ville.

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 3rd, 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 News
Start Lists and Results from the World Masters Championships in Malaga Spain

Races this Coming Week
Run Rabbit Run 100 & 50 Mile, Steamboat Springs, CO - September 14 & 15, 2018
Barkley Fall Classic, Frozen Head State Park, TN - September 15, 2018
Light the Night 5K, Elizabethtown, KY - September 15, 2018
Mogollon Monster 100,  Pine, AZ - September 15, 2018
Ring of Steall Sky Race, Kinlochleven, Scotland - September 15, 2018
Berlin Marathon, Berlin, Germany - September 16, 2018
Glen Coe Skyline 52K, Kinlochleven, Scotland - September 16, 2018
World Mountain Running Championships, Canillo, Andorra - September 16, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, Monte Rosa, IT - September 5-8, 2018
Tahoe 200, Homewood, CA - September 7-9, 2018
Wasatch Front 100, East Layton, UT - September 7, 2018
Ultra-Trail Harricana, La Malbaie, Quebec - September 7-9, 2018
Breaks 40 Miler, Breaks Interstate Park, KY & VA - September 8, 2018
IAU 100k World Championships, Zagreb, Croatia - September 8, 2018
Iron Horse 5K, New Haven, KY - September 8, 2018
The Hawk 50 and 100, Lawrence, KS - September 8, 2018
Lake Cumberland Half-Marathon, Bronston, KY - September 8, 2018
Great North Run (1/2 Marathon), Newcastle, UK - September 9, 2018

1964 Olympic 5000m Finish with Bob Schul Winning

Highlights The Rut 28K - 2018

A look at Snow Lake - Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Mtn. Outhouse News

The Ring of Steall race is this weekend

A look at last years Glen Coe race which is a day later

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