How to avoid cramps. I’m planning on just carrying a large pickle in my pocket during my next race. That’ll be cool, right?
How increased responsibility at work can benefit your running.
To celebrate his 26th year in the US, Meb lists his 26 favorite miles.
In case you didn’t hear, Western States changed the qualifying standards for the lottery. From what I’ve seen, most applaud the move, which essentially tightens up qualifying races and eliminates 50 milers from the list.
…and this GIF nails it.
…and here’s a calendar to find the next qualifier.
…Final thought…I’d be interested to know if, when choosing qualifying races, the WS Board gets an agreement from the RD to not inappropriately boost registration fees to their events. Anyone know?
Kenyans race to win from the front, going with the leaders for as long as they can before succumbing, while hoping they don’t. Americans, on the other hand, run a pace they think they can maintain the entire distance, and at the end see what place that gets them.
List-o-rama: Ten trails that should be on every bucket list. Yeah, looks about right.
Could be the best eight bucks you ever spend. Sorry ladies, you’re out of luck.
AJW’s musings on the Ultra Performance of the Year. For women, either Rory or Sabrina. For the fellas, gotta go with Jon Olsen. Just to reiterate, Jon ran 11:59 for a hundred miles around a damn track…that’s 7:11 min/mile pace.
Here’s some footage from TNFEC in Chile.
Extreme unicycling the Mettelhorn in the Swiss Alps. I generally eschew the word extreme, but in this case, I think it’s appropriate.
NUC: Belgian racing pigeons are being pumped full of cocaine and pain killers.
Weekend Calendar: (Certainly not exhaustive, just events I find interesting. Please feel free to comment on what I forgot.)
- Javelina Jundred in Arizona. Website here, tracking here, interview with the RD here.
- Cactus Rose 100 in Bandera, Texas.
- Oregon Road Runners’ Autumn Leaves 50/50. Early entrants competed for a chance to win their own private portapotty at the start/finish. Awesome!
- Ghost Trail Rail Trail races. Varied distances on nice trails and NH’s only hundred! Try to say the name of the race a few times though.
- Ras and Kathy’s Halloween Hundred in Washington, marked appropriately with red, gold, and green ribbon. “No entry fee. No t-shirts. No bibs. No timing chips. No swag. No pavement. No worries.”
- Mutual Mine 50k in Inverness, Florida. Another donations only event.
- Runs with Scissors double marathon in Ohio.
- PCTR Stinson Beach trail runs in Stinson Beach, CA.
- The Marine Corps Marathon in Virgina.
- That Damn Run half marathon trail race in Cool, CA. I’ll be running!