Ultramarathon Daily News | Thensday? May 14nd?

OCR Media: Spartan kicks off the season with events in Florida next month that expect to attract 4000 entrants each day. Spartan CEO Joe DeSenna:  “If you’re too afraid to live a Spartan life due to a virus then you’re already dead.” Twitter, naturally, went berserk.

Leadville cancelled yesterday, and today, Comrades announced that the world’s largest ultramarathon is officially called off for the year.

Hey mate, once this lockdown is over, I’ll bet your “Tactical Beer Response Unit” would be pretty popular at MUT events.

Jamil and Schuyler inhale a tremendous amount of food while discussing racing nutrition hacks.

Alright, anyone wanna guess which dinosaur would have made the best ultramarathon runner/walker? (Sounds like a joke, but it’s not.)

Pretty stoked for Zach Bitter’s world record attempt coming up on Saturday. Can he grab the 12 hour record? How about 100 mile record? I’ll be hosting from 3-5pm PST with guests Tim Tollefson, Pam Smith, Fit2Fat2Fit author Drew Manning, and the head guy from COROS. Other guests/hosts are Jamil Coury, Ian Corless, Dean Karnazes, Nicole Bitter, Dave Scott, and more. The guys from SFuels have really spent a lot of time and effort (and money!) on making this a professional event and it should be awesome. Hope you can join in! #treadmill100WR

A little different than the treadmill, but here’s another article about how to run well on technical trails. These articles are as common as RW’s “How to kill your next 5k!” but I read every single one of them because I’m so lousy on technical descents and really want someone to say that people with big feet have a harder time on rocky terrain, but haven’t found that excuse yet. Still, great info within.

Market: Walmart aims for mid-market gear that’s somewhere between cheap-o and expensive. More of this please…but please don’t make me go to WalMart for it.

Seems that ER docs are over-represented in our sport sometimes, doesn’t it? We’ve had on Drs. Mark Tanaka, Jay Friedman, and now here’s a story about a physician from San Diego who’s working the Covid ward and does a monthly training run from LA to San Diego. Ooooof.

Runner’s World: Julia Webb (better half of Alan) discusses training and racing a half marathon pushing a stroller. I’m surprised she used a BOB though! Those are great strollers for slower runs, but I had issue with speed wobbles on both the single and double versions. If I was doing anything near 6mpm, the Thule Chariot (four wheels) was much more stable. Anyone else have issues with them?

Run Spirited: Henry chats with Karen Bonnett-Natraj about running multiple 100s in her 60s and yes, that finish at Western in 2017. #seeyouinsquaw

Marathon Investigations covers the Sean Blanton/Run Bum episode.

Trailrunner Mag: Here’s what RDs want you to know about cancelled races. I mentioned this on Twitter yesterday…I wouldn’t be surprised (or upset!) to see a birth of “outlaw” type races where it’s essentially a competitive fates with no entry, no permits, and the small entrant field only finds out the location a few hours before the start.

What happened when a German brewery couldn’t deliver their beer due to C-19 restrictions? They gave it all away.

Trainright/Corrine Malcolm: Causes and remedies of muscle cramps based on latest science.

The Beer Mile is so 2015. Let’s now see the Blue Jeans Mile.

Reuters: How blind athletes (particularly, the fastest dude in the world) are adapting to isolation from their sighted guides. Here he is from the Paralympics in 2016 running an 11 low…totally blind.

Outside: How Tracksmith’s new partnership with Mary Cain and Nick Willis is so different from traditional athlete “sponsorships.”

Under Armour negotiating payment options with sponsored athletes amidst the C-19 pandemic.

Whenever I click on social media and see people fighting about this or that, I click on this video of seals “singing” to a Seal song and I feel better.

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