Sad News…following his freak accident last year and thirteen surgeries, Dave Mackey has come to the hard decision to amputate his lower left leg.
A Brief History of Trans-American running.
Did anyone else catch Pete Kostelnick on ESPN last night? I see the video posted on Pete’s Facebook account, but can’t find a public version from ESPN to link to.
Related quality read: CC Pyle’s Amazing Footrace, describing the 1928/1929 “Bunion Derby”, the first organized Race Across America.
Channeling your inner Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor – this 2300 Lumen Handheld Flashlight can start fires, cook eggs, and permanently blind the opposition in any out-and-back course. #MorePower
“There are benefits to indulging in bacon.” Do you really need to read more?
As an aficionado of the 3 Days of Syllamo, it’s nice to see AJW’s take on Stage Races. [Run, Eat, Talk (about running), Sleep, Repeat. It’s just like camp for ultrarunners!]
JMT hikers/bucket listers – have you checked out the Southern Sierra High Route? “It avoids the JMT crowds, the landscape is more spectacular, and the travel more challenging…. significantly higher & more rugged than the JMT with 14 passes over 11,000 ft vs. 4 for the JMT and crosses the Sierra Crest 8 times vs. the JMT’s single crossing.”
This past weekend included a Vertical K showdown in Europe. On the ‘fastest’ VK course in the world, you had the current record holder, previous European Champ, and someone named Kilian Jornet. Results (in French).
“Here I was letting the exhaustion take over, cultivating a growing ball of rage inside of me.” Joe Grant writes on Beating the Funk.
I’ve never been into the tire-dragging method of training, but it’s hard to argue against Marshall Ulrich’s results. Any practitioners?
Stop Buying Small Portable Power Generators. I wonder how long it will take until innovation flips this argument back.
Perpetual kudos to REI for their #OptOutside campaign, shuttering their stores on Black Friday and encouraging their employees to go on an adventure.