Friday, February 8, 2019

Weekly RunDown #125

“I realized that if I changed my vocabulary, 
 I would change the thoughts in my head. 
When I changed my thoughts, 
 I would change my actions. 
 When I changed my actions, 
 I would get different results.” 
 Charlie Spedding

This week's Interview Tuesday was with Greg Florey

Here is a review of Fast After 50 by Friel that I did this week's This Week in Running: Feb 4, 2019's The Week That Was in Running: Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2019

Always good stuff in Mario's The Morning Shakeout on Tuesdays

A look at this past weekend's USATF X-Country Championships  - Men  & Women

A report on the Rocky Raccoon 100 from Rachel of Compass Endurance Coaching

Here is David Laney's, OA winner, report on the Rocky Raccoon 100

While many dread the treadmill, hence the often used term "Dreadmill," here are some ideas on using it for good

David Roche looks at the steady run - that place, the grey area - or black hole -  that is not too fast or too slow but if you stay there too often you can get into problems

If you want to know more about Arthur Lydiard's training I found a PDF copy of his Arthur Lydiard's Athletic Training Training

A look at what your physical therapist would want you to be doing

This week's Tarawera Preview

A look at the history of the Fat Ass Ultra and another look at What is a Fat Ass Race?

You have seen his videos, run his races but how much do you know about Jamil Coury - here is a profile on him by

Run Signup does an analysis of the Top 100 Road Races

Not sure who has not heard about this but man not only fights off a mtn. lion but kills it with his bare hands.  According to this article it all seems to be accurate - a smaller mtn lion but a predator none the less, and a dangerous one.

A look at Pete Kostelnick's 5300 mile Ke2Key run

What is the common thread between the training of top milers and marathoners - consistency

Check out Episode #97 of the Southeastern Trail Runner Podcast as they talk to Will Rivera - local Ultra runner and running store owner (Running Soles)

BBC looks at the Secrets of Endurance Athletes

Ever have an issue where you pause your GPS and it stops so your run, or ride ends up bing in two parts in Strava - here is a site I use to meld two activities together into one - GOTOES Utilities for Strava

Masters News
Mentioned above but I did a review of Joe Friel's book Fast After 50

A new podcast for masters by masters - Masters Milers Podcast - #1 w/John Trautmann and #2 with Nick Berra

Trail Running After 50 - lessons form Lori Herron

*****Talk and Clinic*******
If you are going to be in the Elizabethtown area, or live nearby, Mark Cucuzzella will be in town Feb 22nd and the 23rd.  Mark will be talking about his new book - "Run for Your Life" - on Friday the 22nd and on the 23rd will hold a clinic covering Natural Running and Health.  All events will be held at the Running Soles store on the square in E'town

If you cannot come to this event you can look at the other places Mark will be in the Natural Running Center Newsletter

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)

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

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
Grandmaster Ultras, Littlefield, AZ - Feb 8-9, 2019
Orcas Island 100, Orcas Island, WA - Feb 8-9, 2019
Iron Horse Endurance Runs, Florahome, FL - Feb 9, 2019
Louisville Lovin' the Hills, Louisville, KY - Feb 9, 201
Phoenix Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Phoenix, AZ - Feb 9, 2019
Tarawera Ultramarathon, Rotorua, NZ - Feb 9, 2019

Past Weekend Race Results
9 Dragons Ultra, Kowloon, Hong Kong - Feb 1-3, 2019
USATF X-Country Championships, Tallahassee, FL - Feb 2, 2019
Turkey Run Trail Bash 5 Miler, Louisville, KY - Feb 2, 2019
Rocky Raccoon 100, Huntsville, TX - Feb 2, 2019
Elephant Mountain 50K, Cave Creek, AZ - Feb 2, 2019
Azores Columbus Trail Run, Island of Santa Maria, Azores - Feb 2, 2019
Death Valley Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Death Valley, CA - Feb 2, 2019
Surf City Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA - Feb 3, 2019

Black Canyon 100k Course Preview - Race is Feb 16, 2019

Mountain Outhouse News - 2/3/19

The RUNdown #19 by the Ridge RUNers

Some great views of Fell Running in this 2014 trailer on the English Fell Running Championships

Tarawera 2019 is this weekend and here is the trailer on the race

2019 Rocky Raccoon 100

Big Announcement from SFuels coming Feb 12th

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