IRF/Justin Mock: This week in ultramarathon and trail racing. Ashely Nordell at Peterson Ridge Rumble…whew! Anxious to see what she does next! And that women’s race at Lake Sonoma was bananas. More on that later. And Stringbeans’ FKT’s don’t go down easy, so Paddy’s run in Ireland–though I don’t know the route–is pretty damn impressive.
Wyatt Hornsby: Sounds like we’re in a similar boat…still wanting to keep running hard and consistently, but also accepting the demands of real life and seeking balance. He also recommended a documentary on Yiannis Kouros that I haven’t seen…now I’ve got something to watch today!
Cool: I’ve wondered what happened to Amy Palmiero-Winters…turns out she’s been busy kicking ass and becoming the first amputee to finish MdS.
Stulberg: Bro science and biohacks are dangerous and lame.
Right at mile 16 I had the bright idea to start going hard. Convo in my head went like this: “Dude, you gotta go now if you’re gonna break six hours, so go now.” No, I should sit back and keep being patient, loop 3 is where the magic happens! “No you weak bitch, go now, start running hard and maybe your body won’t know what’s happening to it and you can stay one step ahead of the pain cave!” Oh man, that doesn’t sound like a great idea, plan was to start going hard on loop 3 after the first big climb, let’s just chill. “No f*ck that you got this!” Okay, let’s take a chance!
—Read more about Jimmy Mac’s Taprock 50k race report.
National Geographic: Some of the Grand Canyon’s lesser-traveled trails.
Nature: I’ve wondered the same thing while out on the trails alone…why do some trees grow in spirals?
Two Oceans: Thirteen thousand runners (!), but no title sponsor for next year and no TV coverage this year. Uh-oh.
Ultrarunning Mag: Gary Gellin writes about the similarities and passions of live music and the ultramarathon crowd. They’re both activities that are impossible to describe without being there and experiencing it yourself.
Jean Pommier: Jean was chasing a few more medals and records at Mad City 100k on Saturday and took an uncharacteristic DNF. Not to worry, he’s got Boston today. Another incredible report from a guy who’s figured out how to maximize every second of every single day.
Edible water bottles? Huh? Stop the madness, people.
Science: Stop wasting your money and depending on supplements.
Lake Sonoma…what a day! Great racing for the fellas and fireworks for the ladies! I’ll share a post with all the pics I took on Saturday, including a video of Anna Mae Flynn’s incredible move on YiOu with a half mile to go. I’m also having Anna Mae on the show today so stay tuned.