Friday, March 8, 2019

Weekly RunDown #129

"Just remember this: No one ever won the olive wreath
 with an impressive training diary." 
Marty Liquori

This week's Interview Tuesday was with Ty Martin, a local runner where I live in Kentucky's This Week in Running: March 4, 2019's The Week That Was in Running: Feb 25 - March 3, 2019

Good to see Yomif Kejelcha get the World Indoor Record after just missing it then getting second in an attempt at the 1500m record so the third time is the charm as he knocks 1.44 seconds off the old record

I am sure there are more out there but here are Runner's Worlds 20 Best Running Trails

Check out this interview with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella on by Zack Bitter and Dr. Shawn Barber on the Human Performance Outliers

David Roche looks at training for Trail and Ultra races

Recovery during an Ultra Racing season

I just got a pair of Topo Ultraventures and while only having run in them once they seem like a good shoe to have in the arsenal.  Here is a review by Trails and Tarmac and one by Steve Speirs of Run Bulldog Run

167 runners go sub 2:30 at Tokyo

A look at the breaking of the sub 2hr marathon

Talk Ultra Episode 169  - talks with Michael Wardian before his FKT attempt on teh 631 mile Israel National Trail

Many of you may floss your teeth but how about your muscles.  While I have not done it as much as I should I have found that it works.  Here is an article on RockTape's Rock Floss

Thinking of running your first 100 miler - here are some things to think about

All too often, if you are like me, you do not think much about rest days but you should and should seek to get the most out of them

We often look at everything but our toes - but they are important

A treadmill workout to try instead of just running on the Dreadmill

There is a new watch on the block, Coros Apex, you may have heard of and here is a review of it on Ultrarunnerpodcast and also one from DC Rainmaker

Some thoughts on proper shoe fit - You Do Not Have a Shoe Size, You Have a Foot Size

Nice to see runners get the OTQ

Two Rivers Treads podcast  Run For Your Life talks to Paul Encarnacion about his run at the Hurt 100, eating Low Carb and other topics

Masters News
Ino Cantu (85) was busy this past weekend at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships as he set an age group world record in the mile at 7:47 and the next day an American record in the 800m in 3:38.62

Neringa Jakstiene does even more as she gets 3 World Records and an American Record

USATF Masters Indoor Championships results

I have been running for 46+ years and thought that was a lot but Ed Rousseau has run for 62 years

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

If you are close to Bowling Green there is the 2nd Annual St, Pats Dash 5k on March 9th, 2019 - put on by

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
Marin Ultra Challenge, Sausalito, CA - March 9, 2019
Antelope Canyon Ultras, Page, AZ - March 9, 2019
Everglades Ultra 50, Copeland, FL - March 9, 2019
Old West Trails 50K, Julian, CA - March 9, 2019
Land Between the Lakes, Grand Rivers, CA - March 9, 2019
Catalina Island Marathon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA - March 9, 2019
Fall Creek Falls 50K, Pikeville, TN - March 10, 2019

Past Weekend Race Results
Way Too Cool 50K, Cool, CA - March 2, 2019
Mountain Marathon & Hillbilly Half, Olympia, WA - March 2, 2019
Old Pueblo 50 Mile, Sonoita, AZ - March 2, 2019
Austin Taylor 50K Challenge, Conyers, GA - March 2, 2019
Monument Valley Ultra, Monument Valley, UT - March 2, 2019
Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, Chattanooga, TN - March 2, 2019
Caumsett Park 50K Championship, Lloyd Harbor, NY - March 3, 2019
Napa Valley Marathon, Calistoga, CA - March 3, 2019

Marty Liquori wins the 1973 AAU Indoor Championship Mile

Kejelcha runs word record indoor mile and Gregorek runs second fastest American indoor mile

The Weight of Mountains by Altra - Running and Mental Health

Keep Moving Forward

A great race in the Women's Indoor 3000m European Championships

And the European Men's 3000m

A look at Ricky Gates running of every street in San Francisco

A look at the 2019 Hurt 100 - My ankles hurt just watching parts of this:)

The RUNdown #23 from the Ridge RUNers

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