iRunFar/Little: Sabrina writes another excellent piece on the power and the dynamic importance of will. Must read for all athletes.
Coming to an aid station near you: SPAM fries.
(Also, I’m gonna win Dad of the Day when I make these for my kids today.)
“Listen, you can finger-point to everything you want, but at the end of the day, you are the one with the problem. You are the one with the demon who set up shop in your mind and he isn’t going anywhere. So, you have two options. Option 1: You let it control your life. Option 2: You make that mother fu*ker pay rent and that rent is due every damn day.”
SCMP: How La Rona is affecting trail race and ultramarathon organizers in Hong Kong.
Kevin Beck looks back at the change in running media over the last two decades with a particular focus on Runner’s World and Running Times. I think he and I share a distaste for what much of social media and the obsequious wokeness is doing to our culture and how, when perpetuated by clickbait dollars, is sucking the fun and fellowship out of our passion for the sport.
Podium Runner: Kilian Jornet’s takeaways from his 24 hr World Record attempt.
Yahoo: Bi-partisan bill sponsored by Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) would dictate that Title IX protections for female athletes be based on biological sex rather than gender.
Beer: A European brewery just won the “Best in the EU” award. Guess which country it’s in. Nope. Nope. Wrong. No. Not that one. Incorrect. Almost…but a little more south…
TrailSisters: Anish drops some good bits of knowledge for staying safe in the backcountry.
If you bought some Under Armor workout clothes because you believed that they’d somehow transfer endurance and energy subdermally, well, you’ve likely been had.
ESPN documentary shows the Born to Run story through the perspective of the Taramuhara. For even more context, here’s Davy Crockett’s excellent and thorough discussion of the Raramuri’s history.