"We have a magnificent motor at our disposal,
but we no longer know how to use it."
Here is Training Overview #43 with a look at last week's training and some more thoughts on training in these crazy times
Fast Women Issue #67 - April 13, 2020
A look back at when Roger Banister broke 4:00 in the mile
Some good thoughts - while I lean on God to deal with fear it is important for all to know the difference between being scared and afraid. When I ran my R2R2R I was scared as I hate heights, I really hate heights, but that made be cautious however I still ran as I was not fearful.
NYT talks to Michael Wardian about the Quarantine Backyard Ultra
A look at Eliud Kipchoge's run at the 2019 London Marathon
Coping with race uncertainty
Can past injuries help you through these crazy times
How 6 professional mountain athletes, including Anton Krupicka are dealing with these times
The effects of rescheduling marathons for the fall
With no racing and so many people indoors it was bound to happen as the 50K treadmill record gets broken and probably will do so again
The postponement of the Olympics may not be bad for all as athletes completing doping bans may get s second shot
A poll that looked at what 24+K Americans are doing with regards to fitness during these times
The Mt. Marathon race and Comrades have both been postponed
Jack Daniels 10 Basic Laws of Running
Another Kenyan is under suspicion of PEDs as 2017 London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru is provisionally suspended for an Athlete Biological Passport violation.
Wanjiru's response to the provisional suspension
April 13th was the 17 year anniversary of Paula Radcliffe's 2003 London Marathon run of 2:15:25
Seb Coe is looking at an August start to the track season
With no races for some time are you out Strava Segment Sniping
May be no official racing but 3 french runners take down one of Jim Walmsley's Strava segments
UltraVirus 12 Hour Race - How many 5 mile loops can you get in 12 hours - April 18, 2020
Will Stanislaw Kowalski be the first to run in the 110 age group?
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
A good race in Somerset KY, and for a good cause, is the Over My Head 5K originally scheduled for June 6, 2020 is now going to be a virtual race
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
Emil Zatopek - Olympic Highlights 48' and 52'
A look back 10 years later at Chris Solinsky's Sub 27:00 10K
Run the Line
Trials of Miles
The Hundred Miler
Coming Home - A look at Paddy O'Leary's run at the FKT on the Wicklow Round
Zach Bitter - High Fat Low Carb Endurance: Why Fuel with Carbs During an Event
As a reminder, you can join the SFuels Strava Triathlon Club, Running Club and/or Cycling Club - Signup for them all if you like. Join others on the LCHF for Endurance journey
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