Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekly RunDown #115

Peter Snell and Arthur Lydird
"Athletes need to enjoy their training. They don't enjoy going
down to the track with a coach making them do repetitions until
they're exhausted. From enjoyment comes the will to win."
Arthur Lydiard

A look at Lydiard's training and how little has changed with all the "science" we have

This week's Interview Tuesday was with Leighton Phillips, founder of SFuels

Here is the review I did of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella's new book - Run for Your Life's This Week in Running: November 19, 2018's The Week That Was in Running: Nov 12 - 18, 2018

The NCAA D1 X-Country Championships were this past weekend and this is a recap of the action

And pictures of the NCAA Championships

A look at CBD for athletes

Cross Country should be a key ingredient in the training of runners from 800m to the marathon and trail runners can learn from X-Country training as well.

A look at John Seiler (1903-1983) - The Flying Yank

Ida Nilsson gets the women's FKT for the R2R2R - 7:29:16.  Then 2 days later Sandi Nypaver ran it in 7:33:05 (UPDATE: Just was let know about this:  Taylor Nowlin went faster on 11/21/18 going 7:25:58)

114 men go under 65 minutes in this 1/2 marathon in Japan

Edward Cheserek won the 82nd Manchester Road race in a record time on a very cold day.  Here is the's post on the race

Another look at the Vaporfly 4% and how it works - so the question will inevitably come up as to whether it should be allowed.

Article on stretching and the benefits of Static and Dynamic stretching and when to do them

Exercises for your feet you can do at your desk

Western States 2019 Lottery Statistics

Should be a good race at the Liverpool Cross Challenge

A look at American men's marathoning

USATF names Shelby Houlihan and Noah Lyles as AOYs

Another reason to search out a running group to run with

Farah is set to run the 2019 London Marathon and hope Eliud will be there as well.

Masters News
Age should not stop you from running Ultra's - it is not stopping this man

85 year old Ginette Bedard still averages 10 miles a day

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

Also, check out the inaugural Falls 100 - also has a Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50 miler as well as the 100 December 1st, 2018 in Falls of Rough KY

If you are in, or near, Elizabethtown KY on December 8th plan on stopping by Running Soles between Noon and 3PM for "Let's Talk Ultra" and get some great information on Ultras, and marathons, from Will Rivera

If you want a shorter trail race there is the Turkey Run Trail Bash 5 Miler in Louisville, KY on January 19, 2018

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
Black Diamond 40 Miler, Jackson, TN - Nov 23, 2018
Saint Sebastian 100, Sabastian, FL - Nov 24, 2018
Ghost of Seattle Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 50K, Seattle, WA - Nov 24, 2018
Big Dog Ultra Trail Run, Ruston, LA - Nov 24, 2018
Quad Dipsea, Mill Valley, CA - Nov 24, 2018
Hill Country Ultra 50K, Vanderpool, TX - Nov 25, 2018

Past Weekend Race Results
JFK 50 Miler, Boonsboro, MD -  Nov 17, 2018
Chimera 100, Cleveland Nat. Forest - Nov 17, 2018
The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, Nashville, TN - Nov 18, 2018
Harrods Creek Trail Bash 5K/10K, Prospect, KY - Nov 18, 2018
Pilgrimage in the Park 5K Trail Run, Pulaski Cty Park, KY - Nov 22, 2018

A look at the JFK50 - Seeing the trail conditions makes Jared Hazen's (5:34) & Zack Miller's (5:41) times even more impressive

Running Four Days - The Moab 240

Many may remember Joshua Cheptegei's massive blow up at the 2018 X-Country world's after leading but he did not let it define him as he just set the 15K World Record on the road at 41:04.  Says much about him and how he is willing to go for it in races but not let it set him back if he fails

Here is his WR run

Ultra Trail Snowdonia - 2018

Just because I love to watch these old races - Cram - Ovett & Coe were great to watch and then throw in Steve Scott, Coe and Scott not in this race,  and you have some of the best racing

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