Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekly RunDown #110

“Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired and not expecting instant results.”
Robert de Castella

Always great to see runners as Rob de Castella give back and he is doing so via the Indigenous Marathon Foundation

The winner of the SFuels drink was Jenny Ham

For this week's Interview Tuesday I talked to Ultra runner and Race Director Doi Calbes of the Philippines.  Enjoy the interview and check out one of his races - there is a mention of his Mt. Apo race further down in this post's This Week in Running: October 15, 2018

Good article that deals with the saying"good is the enemy of great" and positing that "It's Okay to Be Good and Not Great."

Might be a good race between Jim Walmsley and Rob Krar in Hong Kong but as it looks like the course is not the usual hilly and steep Hong Kong courses and with Jim looking to get ready for the Olympic Marathon Trials I would give the nod to him - but never count Rob out

Dr. Maffetone looks at training and the concept of looking at effort in a workout as constant instead of looking at effort as the constant

Good article in that so often from pictures and articles running is often portrayed as all smiles and goodness - but we all have not so good days

I posted this last week but as the race starts this weekend, when it ends????, so how long/far will they go next week at Big's Backyard Ultra.  Will be interesting to see how far Courtney Dauwalter can go and how Guillaume will do this year.  Should be fun - to follow that is:)

Laird Hamilton's 5 rules for healthy living 

A favorite of most runners is the pre/post run cup of Joe so here is a look at caffeine and performance

A look at the belief by some that one needs to refrain from caffeine before an event when it is to be used to get the most effect, but is this a myth?

I have a hard time with an hour on the TM but 264.5 KM (164.35 miles) in 24 hours is hard to fathom.

A new podcast to checkout - The 1609 Podcast  (iTunes link) -  by the way1609 is the number of meters in a mile if you were wondering where the name came from.

A couple good shows, 2 parts, to listen to, well most all of them are good, on the Primal Endurance Podcast.  Brad Kearns talks to Dude Spellings about how he went from where he was, where most of us were/are, with regards to training and health to where he is now and how his training has changed. Part 1 & Part 2 or go to iTunes and look for Dude Spellings, Part 1 and Part 2

I love X-Country and will be good to get the course back to being tough and not simply track races on grass with a few bumps and hay bales.  That said not so sure about catering the race to a particular demographic at the Olympics but might be OK for some other races.

What is holding you back, maybe it is you?

Where do Ultra Running and Triathlons meet - 2017 Barkley finisher John Kelly who has done the Ironman Kona before and did it again this year.  Here is his post leading up the Kona where he got 25th in the 30-34 age group and 106th OA in a time of 8:58:49.  Will post his review of the race when he puts it up at his blog Random Forest Runner

Race report from on the 2018 Spartathlon from Will Rivera who was 15th overall and the first American

Check out Ultrarunning World, a free online magazine, as the new issues is out

Zack Ornelas and Keely Henninger with the USATF 50 Mile Road National Championships

Watch the latest Ginger Runner live with Dan Whitehead and while I had seen Dan's videos on his YouTube Channel but did not know he had Crohn's

Looking for a race in 2019 and want to travel - how about running Vertical to Sky's Mt. Apo Sky & Vertical Race (FB Event Page), on April 13, 2019 in Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur, Philippines.  Here is their website with info you can see on the 2018 race & you can see their other races here.  As mentioned in Tuesdays interview with Doi Calbes this is the race management company he heads up.

Masters News
Jeannie Rice, age 70, of Mentor, Ohio broke the 70+ women's record in the marathon at Chicago running 3:27:50

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 to run a road mile, well this weekend on October 21st in Burnside, KY there will be The Burnside Mile at 3PM EST

The third annual Elizabethtown Fall Classic 1/2 Marathon & 5k is coming up  next weekend on October 28th, 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 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

How about a Thanksgiving Day race - there is the Pilgrimage in the Park 5K Run/Walk at Pulaski Cty PArk in Nancy, Ky on November 22, 2018

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

Looking for other races around the world, here is where I get most of the ones I list: ahotuMarathons (covers the world), American Trail Running Assoc.  (Mostly US but does have other races on the list),  Running  in the USA & Trail Runner Magazine

Races this Coming Week
Pony Express Trail 100/50, Faust, UT - October 19, 2018
Mines of Spain 100M/100K, Dubuque, IA - October 19-20, 2018
Urban Bourbon Half-Marathon, Louisville, KY - October 20,2018
Big Backyard Ultra, Bell Buckle, TN - October 20, 2018
Otter Trail Run, Nature's Valley, SA - October 20, 2018
Firewater 100k/50K, Greenback, TN - October 20, 2018
Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd, Tahlequah, OK - October 20, 2018
Coastal Trail Series-Suffolk, Dunwich, UK - October 20, 2018
Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail,  Urgup, Turkey - October 20-21, 2018
Les Templiers, Millau, France - October 21, 2018
The Burnside Mile, Burnside, KY - October 21, 2018
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Toronto, Canada - October 21, 2018
TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 21, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
Moab 240 Endurance Run, Moab, UT - October 12-16, 2018
Lake Tahoe Marathon+, South Lake Tahoe, CA - October 12-15, 2018
Limone Extreme Skyrace, Limone sul Garda, IT  - October 13, 2018
No Business 100, Stearns, KY - October 13, 2018
The Reaper 30K, Salt Lick, KY - October 13, 2018
Canyon de Chelly 55k, Canyon de Chelly, AZ - October 13, 2018
Cloudsplitter 100, High Knob (Near Norton), VA - October 13, 2018
Lemkowyna Ultra-Trail Races, Krynica-Zdrój, Poland - October 13, 2018
Ultra-Trail Ninghai, Ninghai, China - October 13, 2018
Humboldt Marathon, Weott, CA - October 14, 2018
Leicester Marathon, Leicester, UK - October 14, 2018

2018 Limone Extreme Skyrace Highlights

More of Greatest Finishes - Part 2.  If you missed Part 1 you can see it here

The Lijiang Ultra Dragon 65K (May 2018)

And 5 months later Jamil is at Ultra Trail Ninghai

Nice video: Billy's Story

Ad/Video: Run Wild - Got dizzy watching them run the ridge in the beginning

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