Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly RunDown #122

“Train smart, rest enough and run as fast as you can.”
Geoffrey Mutai

A look at Geoffrey Mutai

A look at the 2019 Boston Marathon field

British Athletics weekend update - Jan 14, 2019's This Week in Running: Jan 14, 2019's The Week that Was in Running: Jan 16,2019

Marathon World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge will be returning to London for 2019 setting up a race between him and Moe Farah as well as I am sure others as this is usually at least set up as a good race

We should all be that guy - or girl

I am going to post this below as well in the Masters News but Martin Fiz ran a 31:36 to get the 55+ record for 10K.  Martin has been fast for a long time having PR's of 27:49.61 for the 10K (1998) and 2:08:05 for the marathon in 97'.  He was also 4th in the 96' and 6th in the 2000 Olympic marathons and .

Eric at talks to Buzz Burrell

Best running moments of 2018

So many issues start with a place we think little about - the gut - Dr. Maffetone talks about just this subject in his latest post Got Gut Bugs

A look at how Western States changed one runner over a decade

After David Elliot's 6th place run at the Great Stirling X-Country in Scotland it will be interesting to see how his career progresses and if he gets picked up by anyone

Jasmin Paris wins overall and breaks course record in the Spine Race. The leading male, Eugeni Rosello, that she was racing dropped out 6K from the finish and had to be escorted off the course - not sure why as of yet. Here is another article on the race.  See video below with highlights of the 2018 race if you did not know about the Spine Race.  Here is a BBC interview with Jasmin Paris

Inov8, Jasmin's sponsor, had a pre run blog post on the race as well as being updated after the run

The US women's marathon field is shaping up for a good Olympic Trials.  One that looked like she may be a factor is Emily Sisson who is running the Houston Half Marathon this weekend and has her marathon debut this spring

Mix things up to gain new strengths

What might training look like in 50 years

A look at cross training

Ultrarunning Magazine's Ultra runners of the year are Courtney Dauwalter and Jim Walmsley with Jeff Browning and Camille Herron second and Darcy Piceu and Rob Krar third

I have been using AMP PR Lotion for a few months for hard workouts and races and it really does seem to help.  I remember back in the day when some Track Riders would use Bicarb to try and help but it left the chance for intestinal issues but not with this lotion.  If you would like to try it you can get 20% off with this link (to be upfront if you try this I get some off my order as well).

Masters News
Martin Fiz ran a 31:36 to get the 55+ record for 10K.  In case you do not recognize the name Martin has been fast for a long time having PR's of 27:49.61 for the 10K (1998) and 2:08:05 for the marathon in 97'.  He was also 4th in the 96' and 6th in the 2000 Olympic marathons and .

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)

If you are in the Elizabethtown area, or want to make a trip of it come and listen to Mark Cucuzzella on Friday Feb 22, 2019 and then come back on Feb 23rd for a clinic he will be putting on.

Running groups are a great way to get to know people but also a great way to help you progress and get out and run.  If you are in the Elizabethtown KY area check out the Running Soles Group and if you are closer to Campbellsville check out the Campbellsville Running  Club.  Have another local running group in KY let me know and I will list 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

If you want a shorter trail race there is the Turkey Run Trail Bash 5 Miler in Louisville, KY on February 2, 2019 (Date was originally Jan 19th but due to trail conditions and not wanting to mess up the area they put it off a couple weeks)

Want to run something different and short - most will get a PR since most have not run a 3k - then run the Warriors 3K Sprint March 2, 2019 in Somerset KY

Want to run a not so common distance then how about doing The Perfect 10 at Mt. Brilliant Farm 10 miler, there is also a 10K in Lexington Kentucky on March 9, 2019

This was a fun race last year in one of my favorite places to run - Pulaski County Park, Nancy, KY - so if you want a good race on March 23rd, 2019 then try the Edurus 10K Trail Run

Run the Kentucky Derby Festival 1/2 Marathon or Marathon April 27, 2019 - got my BQ there for 2016 and looking to get it for 2020

If you are in the Somerset KY area June 1, 2019 think about running the Over My Head 5KAll Proceeds will go to support Over My Head Somerset. The Local Homeless shelter in Somerset & Pulaski County - Consider making an extra donation.

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
Hurt 100, Honolulu, HI - Jan 19, 2019
Bear Bait Ultras, Milton, FL  - Jan 19, 2019
Coldwater Rumble, Goodyear, AZ - Jan 19, 2019
Vibram Hong Kong 100, Hong Kong - Jan 19, 2019
Tsali Frosty Foot Trail Races, Nantahala Ntional Forest, NC - Jan 19, 2019
Chevron Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, Huston, AZ - Jan 20, 2019

Past Weekend Race Results
Great Stirling XC,  Stirling, Scotland - Jan 12, 2019
Great Stirling Castle Run, Stirling, Scotland - Jan 12, 2019
Avalon Benefit 50k/50 Mile, Avalon, CA - Jan 12, 2019
San Diego 50, Escondido, CA - Jan 12, 2019
Frozen Gnome Trail Races, Crystal Lake, Il - Jan 12, 2019
Charleston Marathon, Charleston, SC - Jan 12, 2019
Two Bays Trail Run, Victoria, Australia - Jan 13, 2019

Geoffrey Mutai's 2011 Boston Marathon win in 2:03:02

Great video with Dr. Kelly Starrett on a problem I am dealing with having Accessory Navicular Syndrome

Mtn Outhouse News form Jan 13, 2019

The RUNDown Episode #16 from the Ridge RUNers

Runner from Hamburg Germany shares her thought's on running and the mountains - some great trail shots

Highlights from the 2018 Spine Race

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