SCMP: How to train for an FKT or adventure run when all your races get cancelled.
iRunFar/Axel: Alex Nichols writes about returning to the trails after an extended, race cancelled absence.
TrailRunner: Metzler’s ode to the post-run beer.
James Stewart sets new FKT on the John Muir Way in Scotland. Credits the Corona cancelations as instrumental in his training.
Cancel culture: Training like mad alone in the mountains.
While little on John Muir Way was technical, the Lake Charles Trail in Colorado is replete with rocks and roots. Beautiful (but not for me!)
Florida: Woman finds a human head while out on her morning run. Oh gawd.
More shoes: Come on, Gear Junkie. Is this really supposed to be an unbiased gear guide?
Sondre Nordstad Moen going after one of the oldest records in European athletics. In 1976, Jos Hermens ran 20,944 in sixty minutes (that’s, ahem, 4:36/mile) and a few months ago, Moen came within a couple hundred yards of beating it. He’s trying again in August. My issue…Hermens set the mark without pacemakers and I think Moen should do the same, if for no other reason than to honor the spirit of the event. What do you think?
Tech: If you’re looking at the new GoPro Hero 8, be sure to read Skurka’s review first.
Alright, Olympia Lightning Bolt might be the coolest “celebrity” baby name out there. Not many options in the MUT world…I suppose Max King could have a “Mountain King”?