Daily News, Tues, Sep 3

How injury and imbalance can derail the best laid training plan.

I discuss the drama surrounding the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning here.  Please use that page for comments re the issue. Thanks.

WC50-1-670x1035Here’s a sweet looking 50k/50M in North Carolina. Tough course, no emergency help, and crew spots are only accessible by foot or bike…And the Speedgoat is running it.

I posted it yesterday, but I keep watching this over and over. The falls, the climbs, the separated shoulder! Now how to convince my wife to let me go to Alaska for a three mile race…

Mackey’s Pike’s Peak double report.

Here’s a promo video for TMBT (The Most Beautiful Thing) trail ultra in Borneo. Wow!

We’ve reported on her previous attempts before, but yesterday Diana Nyad finally got it done! 64 years old…110 miles of swimming in 54 hours…on her 5th attempt.  “I have three messages. One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team,” she said on the beach.

The Competitor CEO responds to the news yesterday that the elite program at RnR marathons is kaput.  But do professional athletes matter?

Read this:  Troubleshooting on the run, with Ian Torrence. Great stuff.  For more on this, check out Sunny Blende’s What To Do When Things Go Wrong chart.

How a bookworm broke the hiking record.

Fun video from the Skirt n Dirt 50k in Oakland on Saturday with a few lovely shots of yours truly in a black miniskirt.



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