Are you a gear junkie who’s at home with nothing to do? Ya might want to avoid clicking this link…it’s a “reverse auction” site where gear drops in price until someone buys it. NFI (No Financial Interest) at all, just a lot of fun.
TrailRunner/Roche: Faster is not always better when hitting your workouts. I’m definitely a victim of the “I’m only getting three runs in this week so I better make them worth int!” mentality.
SCMP: Researchers and data scientists are attempting to create a framework that will use data to predict when a trail athlete will drop out of a race. Interesting stuff. Hopefully Bob Hearn will have some opinions on it?
Treeline Journal: Chase is hitting eight months of sobriety and reflects on his journey.
But (coach Michele) Yates says there’s one thing she’s never had to coach Maggie on: “attitude. She is determined, she has grit, she has the ‘it’ factor…. She won’t stop at anything. She will give you a run for your money if you are competing against her, and even if she kicks your butt, or you kick hers, she is a great sport. She’s a person you want in your life.”
—iRunFar: Great profile on one of my favorite people in the sport: Maggie Guterl.
If you’ve listened to URP for awhile, you’ve heard me talk about Marco Olmo. The blue-collar Italian guy who won UTMB at age 58 and 59 (yes those are 5s), the guy who says “I’m a loser in my every day life, so I run for revenge, for vengeance” and the guy who’s finished Marathon des Sables over twenty times. Here’s the trailer to a movie from a few years ago and here’s a brand new (short) interview with him where they ask how he’s dealing with isolation: Original and google translation.
Open the parks. This is ridiculous.
Short news day. What did I miss?