Ultramarathon Daily News, Thurs, Sep 15

Ultramarathon News

Western States Endurance Run just announced the list of qualifiers for 2018. What do you think?

Hey runners of all distances: Do your strides. They’re easy and the payback is huge.

…and while you’re at it, throw in 30 400’s at 70′ at altitude like Matt Llano. Holy cow.

What does this tech CEO to keep a work/life balance?  Good interview with hotwire honcho and ultramarathon addict Henrik Kjellberg.

These seem like people I wouldn’t want to hang out with.  Listen folks, there’s a balance when raising kids in sports:  Emphasize fun and process, but also push and praise winning.  Good lord, I sound like Donald Trump or Charlie Sheen (winning!), but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be the best.

Watch this: Here’s an excellent new video about Leadville that tracks a few runners throughout the race.

Jill shares some great pics and thoughts from the first day of Tor des Geants and the incredible mountain town of Courmayeur.

Top 10 National Parks in the world.  Good list?  How about the least popular National Parks?  My race next month is in the Sandakphu National Park in India and I’ll report back with plenty of pics.

Joe Gray’s report from World Trail Running Champs in Bulgaria.  Yeah, literally pushing someone up a hill should be bounds for DQ.  And here’s a good bio on Joe where he discusses whether trail running should be in the Olympics (he doesn’t), his thoughts on racism in MUT running, and why he likes to push his limits.

Scientists on remote Russian island need new underwear after a two week standoff with ten Polar Bears.

Megan Roche, USATF Trail champ and MD: How the menstrual cycle affects performance, and what you can do about it.

His job is guiding people on long trail runs in beautiful places, but there’s more to it than that, I’m sure. Logistics, scheduling, budgeting.   Still a really sweet gig!

“If I want to complete it, I want to complete it. I don’t care if I’m the first woman, or the 3,000th woman,” she says. “I’m all about personal challenge and finding your own personal limits.”

Here’s an excellent piece on Heather “Anish” Anderson, who holds (or held) some incredible FKTs and seems to be truly at home in the mountains.

And here’s a crazy story about a dog getting lost in the Sierras and found six weeks later.  Sounds to me like Cece didn’t want to be found.

Interesting: New study shows no difference in Achilles thickness among runners who focus on different types of hills.

No ultramarathon content: Olga reminds us to be thankful and happy and to not take for granted how good we have it.  I’d love to hear more about the running scene in Russia!

Andrew Skurka puts a lot more thought into choosing a campsite than most people.  He shares some excellent advice here.

It’s surprising how often this happens: Train stops runners in BQ marathon.  Happened at CA Int’l Marathon a few years ago, and I remember talking with one of the race officials.  He said that post 9/11, the trains don’t like to share their routes/schedules with anyone (including race officials/municipalities), so if your course crosses a train track…beware.

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