iRunFar/Mock: All the results from the trail and ultramarathon scene from this past weekend.
Very happy I’m not recording today. After twenty hours of announcing the finish line at Broken Arrow, my voice has officially revolted and gone on strike. I sound like Barry White and Kim Carnes’ kid going through puberty.
There’ll be an extended post on the weekend in Squaw later today. Stay tuned.
Alright, maybe just one picture…here’s Sunny and Stephanie running the 11k being followed by Anna Mae Flynn’s dogs.
Ultrarunning History: Myths and legends of the Western States trail and Wendell Robie.
Ultrarunning Mag: Nikki Kimball pens an emotional and powerful essay about aging from an elite runners perspective. Great stuff. This interview with Nikki from a few years ago is still one of my favorites.
Patreon: US Patrons…if you haven’t received your TRAIL PARASITE stickers yet, please update your address in Patreon and shoot me a message. Thanks.
I have no idea who Logan Paul is, but this certainly just got interesting, didn’t it? You’ll find my response in the Twitter feed.
You’re all talk! Let’s race. Pick any distance. https://t.co/IOy1ARYW2z
— Nick Symmonds (@NickSymmonds) June 24, 2019
Ultra168: Western States preview from an Aussie perspective. Only comment I have is that nothing and no one is a for sure at Western.
RunnersWorld: Somehow I see myself getting into this situation with my kids running team. Nice work, Coach!
LetsRun: OK, it’s an interesting discussion. Which land animal could outrun/outlast a human in a 6 day race? Is there one?
Two interview coming up. One I recorded in Squaw with Jonathan Levitt where we got into the details of podcasting, then gave our WS predictions. Next up will be with a woman I met this weekend who has one of the most remarkable and moving stories I’ve ever heard. Ever.
Speaking of podcasts, here’s Henry’s list of the top ten podcasts for runners.
Blog: Great report and pics from a race that scares the hell out of me: Manitou’s Revenge in New York.
I have been on two Olympic Teams, won a medal at the world championships, but nothing was more rewarding than that finish line in Leadville. I have never worked so hard to complete something in my life. It was the most challenging experience mentally, emotionally, and physically that I have ever been through. I’d be lying if I said that I had fun, but I am so glad that I did it. I pushed myself to new limits. I dug deeper than I knew I was capable of. I am proud of myself.
—Kara Goucher: And here’s Kara’s report from the Leadville Marathon.
Monday Funny: New version of the kids game Operation uses essential oils instead of medical procedures.
While runners were dealing with snow at Broken Arrow, a decidedly different ultramarathon started on the east coast. Sri Chimnoy 3100 is underway and you can find daily updates right here.