Friday, February 14, 2020

Weekly RunDown #176

“It's amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process”
Sara Hall

Here is my Training Overview #34 from last week with some thoughts on rest's This Week in Running: Feb 10, 2020's The Week That Was in Running: Feb 3-9, 2020

Fast Women Newsletter #58 - Feb 10, 2020

Steve Speirs of the Run BullDog Run blog posts on his run at the Rocky Raccoon 100 - his 5th finish there

Nice article in the NYT Magazine on Jim Walmsley

Then comes an article on Jim in Sports Illustrated

Mind over matter - Distance Running

A good interview with Kilian Jornet

One day I will do this race but Michael Wardian is going for the course record at the Catalina Marathon March 14th - meanwhile I will be enjoying a 100 mile bike ride at the Solvang Century

Part 2 of looking at the history of the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim - here is Part 1

Helen Galerakis on her run at the Arizona Trail FKT

If you are looking at taking advantage of fat as fuel check out the Quick Start Video on SFuels site - I am an ambassador for them but even if you did not use their products good info there

Runspirited talks to Zach and Nicole Bitter on running, living snd living life

The Spartan Trail Championships  races- a new series, is it good for running - have seen varied responses online - truth is does not affect me as could not afford to go them.  My view is we need more local stuff as way too much can be spent going to THE race.

Here is an ATRA article on the Spartan Series

Are short intervals good for ultrarunners - as with everything when done correctly and at the right time

An ambitious goal for never running more than 50 miles - but why not go big

Can cross training make you faster and stronger - well it is for me but as the article mentions it is part of my training and simply a supplement.  I also think it is even more important as you age.

An autistic runner is ready to run his first marathon - make sure to watch the video

A look at running stats for 2019 and which state had the fastest marathoners

Masters News
A look at Aging and Staying Active

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.  There is now a running group starting over in Burkesville, for info check out their FB Page- Burkesville 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

New race with the last man, or women, standing format like Big's Backyard Ultra - Kentucky Last Sole Standing, May 2, 2020

A good race in Somerset KY, and for a good cause, is the Over My Head 5K June 6, 2020

Always a fun race, well races, is the Freeman Lake Summer Trail Challenge 5K and 10K on July 11th, 2010 - Run either race or both

Next Opportunity Events Hot Hot Hundred is August 8th and this year they have added a 50K

A great race to add to your list is the 8hr Backyard Classic in Elizabethtown, KY on August 15, 2020

The Lake Cumberland 1/2 Marathon is Sept 12th in Somerset KY

If you want to check out a great trail but do not want to do an ultra try the Rugged Red Half Marathon in the Red River Gorge, KY on Sept 26, 2020 - Register here

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
Jackpot Ultrarunnning Festival, Henderson, NV - Feb 14-16, 2020
USATF Indoor Championships, Albuquerque, NM - Feb 14-15, 2020
Black Canyon 100, Mayer, AZ - Feb 15, 2020
FOURmidable 50K, Auburn, CA - Feb 15, 2020
Outlaw 100, Wilburton, OK - Feb 15, 2020
Destin 50 Beach Ultra, Destin, FL - Feb 15, 2020
Moab's Red Hot 50K, Moab, UT - Feb 15, 2020
El Paso Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, El Paso, TX - Feb 16, 2020
Austin Marathon and !/2 Marathon, Austin, TX - Feb 16, 2020

Past Weekend Race Results
Orcas Island 100M, Moran St. Park, WA - Feb 7, 2020
Tarawera Ultra, Rotorua, NZ - Feb 8, 2020
Sean O'Brian 100K/50M, Malibu, CA - Feb 8, 2020
Lone Star 100, El Paso, TX - Feb 8, 2020
Rocky Racoon 50M, Huntsville, TX - Feb 8, 2020
Mesa-PHX Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, Mesa, AZ - Feb 8, 2020

Elle Purrier breakes 37 year old indoor American Mile record - also rhe 2nd fastest ever indoors

Donavan Brazier breaks the American 800m Record

Mtn Outhouse News - Feb 8, 2020

The name itself is scary enough - Cape Wrath

Kenenisa Bekele's plan to beat Eliud Kipchoge in Lndon

Eliud Kipchoge's plan to beat Kenenisa Bekele in London - I am just hoping it ends up being an actual race

Mt. Brunswick FKT

As a reminder, you can join the SFuels Strava Club and join others on the LCHF for Endurance journey

Also, check out the whole line of SFuels products: SFuels Life , SFuels-Train and SFuels-Race products.  Also, just back after reformulating them are SFuel LIFE Bars.  You can also download the updated Get Started guide at the site.

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(Good till end of February 2020)

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