"If at first you don't succeed, you can
always become an ultramarathoner."
(Ultramarathoner - 9 X Comrades Winner)
Bruce Fordyce has run a whole lot of miles
An Ultrarunning Magazine interview from 2013 with Bruce Fordyce and here is one by Athletics Illustrated from 2016
This week's Interview Tuesday was with the Assistant Coach at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville Kentucky - Dylan Ford
I know that many runners use riding as a form of cross training and if like me to replace some running to minimize injuries, and well I just like to ride as well. Many ride in groups as they are fun but as this article points out there are Pros and Cons to group rides. If you ride on Zwift you also have to be careful as it is too easy to ride too hard all the time.
Yep, for sure this is an all too familiar story
iRunFar.com's This Week in Running: Feb 18, 2019
A look at building mental toughness
Should be a good warm-up race for Moe before his London Marathon
Yomif Kejelcha missed breaking the indoor mile record at the Millrose Games by 0.02 seconds and a week later he gets second when Samuel Tefera breaks the 1500M indoor record.
But the fun does not stop there as 19 year old Tefera then went, 4 days later, to the Dusseldorf Indoor meet and was beaten by 18 year old Jakob Ingebrigsten - those are some fast youngsters. See video below
Starting to wonder with all his injuries if Kenenisa Bekele may need to retire as he had to back out of Tokyo with a stress fracture. You always hope there is at least one more big one left in the legs but just not sure.
You can check out the new video LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story at this link or below in teh video section
A look at one athlete's (Dan Plews) LCHF Approach. Dan was the first Amateur in the 2018 Ironman in Kona and 22nd overall
Dr. Phil Maffetone looks at reducing your running risks
Using regenerative medicine for injuries
Ryan Ghelfi's report on the 2019 FOURmidable 50K, which was also the USATF Trail 50K Championship - video of the race below
Race preview for this week's Transgrancanaria race
A preview of this weekends USATF Indoor Championships
Meb on Success - Not about Talent of Luck
The Viking Runner (Seth Hardwick) interviews Seth Farmer of Shawnee State University
Jasmin Parks, OA winner, and record holder, of the 2019 Montane Spine Race could beat the Barkley Marathons according to Laz.
Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of The Bad Boy Running Podcast with Laz on the Barkley Marathons mentioned in the article above on Jasmin Parks
How is your sleep, I admit mine is not the best, get better sleep - run better
Lots of good info in this e-Book by Peter Defty on OFM (Optimized Ft Metabolism). Yes Peter sells Vespa but that does not take away from the valuable info you will get from the book. I also use SFuels and the info you can get from our site will also help - such as this Quick Start Guide to your Low Carb Journey . As they say "Knowledge is Power."
Charles Allie and Carol Lafayette-Boyd named 2018 Masters Athletes of the year
I have posted this before but if you missed it here is an Age Equivalent Times Calculator
**** IMPORTANT - WELL TO ME IT IS ****Not running related but as this is my blog and this is very important to me figured I would share this here. This past two weeks have been eventful as my daughter was visiting with her husband for my youngest sons wedding. Well things were not well as it ends up she burst here ear drum on the flight due to an eat infection and was in a lot of pain. Things just got worse until we found her unresponsive on Sunday morning the day after the wedding and after a trip to the local ER and then a Air Flight to the University of Kentucky ER we found out she was TY1 Diabetic in Diabetic Coma with Diabetic Keto Acidosis (DKA) and we did not even know she was diabetic, she is 28. She also had kidney issues along with the infection and even started to get pneumonia in the hospital. Good news she is home and getting ready to head back to her home and start a new way of normal with being a TY1 diabetic. The bad news is that due a number of things she did not have insurance and with the flight, being in ICU for about 8 days and in a regular room for 5 days as well as the high cost of insulin and further doctors visits their bills are mounting. I would ask that first and foremost you would pray for her and her husband as she adjusts to a new normal and second should you feel inclined contribute to a GoFundMe account that was set up to try and help with the extensive costs that will need to be dealt with - should you want to help you can go to: Antoinette Petersen's Medical Journey. Again, most of all we ask for your prayers but any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
*****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. Here is a recent Trail Runner Nation interview with Mark
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
If you are closer to Bowling Green there is the 2nd Annual St, Pats Dash 5k on March 9th, 2019 - put on by Phoenixrisingky.org
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 5K. All 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
Transgrancanaria, Canary Islands - Feb 22, 2019
USATF Indoor Championships, Staten Island, NY - Feb 22-24, 2019
Mount Cheaha 50K, Alabama - Feb 23, 2019
Salmon Falls 50K, Coloma, CA - Feb 23, 2019
Swamp Trail Races, Palm Coast, FL - Feb 23, 2019
Dupont Trail Marathon, Dupont, WA - Feb 23, 2019
Sycamore Canyon Trail Runs, San Diego, CA - Feb 23, 2019
Cowtown Marathon, Ft. Worth, TX - Feb 24, 2019
Past Weekend Race Results
Black Canyon Ultras, Spring Valley, AZ - Feb 16, 2019
Holiday Lake 50K, Appomattox, Virginia - Feb 16, 2019
Moab's Red Hot 55K, Moab, UT - Feb 16, 2019
Orange Curtain 100K/50K/30K & 10K, Cerritos, CA - Feb 16, 2019
FOURmidable 50K, Auburn, CA - Feb 16, 2019
Bruce Fordyce talk and tips
A look at Comrades with some Bruce Fordyce Highlights
I posted this last week but have made a play list of all 7 exercises, do 3 sets - 50 seconds for the exercise then 10 seconds to move to the next one and do this 3 times
The Ridge RUNers RUNdown #21
2019 FOURmidable 50K
Jakob Ingebristen's 1500 Win in Dusseldorf
LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story