Justin Mock/IRF break down the trail and ultramarathon results from this weekend. My musings: Anxious to hear what happened to Zach Bitter at JJ100, and stoked to see Larisa and Caroline back on the podium. Missing from the list: Geoff Burns‘ 5:14 50 miler (6:18 pace) at Chicago Lakefront 50 miler. Fastest 50 in US since 2013.
TIME Magazine covers the rise in popularity of FKTs, including Freriks‘ and D’Haene’s recent records. But can we please stop using the “extreme” description?
I sure as heck hope I’m running and racing like Bob Hayes when I’m pushing 90yo. Check out this trailer for what looks like an inspiring film.
Another old dude finishes the entire Appalachian Trail in one year, making him the oldest person to do so.
Fun race report from Jay Friedman about accidentally racing Speedgoat Karl and being comforted with a shot of bourbon at an aid station.
The guys at Ultra168 write about the stages of a 100k. Good stuff!
Quick words about training through a rut and the myth of greatness.
Site news: Sarah and I recorded two fun interviews Friday that I’ll release this week. If you’re interested in 100 and 200 mile slams (and the corresponding lessons and wisdom), you’ll want to listen to these.