Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thurs, June 30, 2011

A pair of South Africans are traveling the world and making a film on trail running. Can't wait to see the final product.

Craig Thornley talks about his WS. This guy is obsessed with this race, as are we...

Another great report from a back-of-the-packer finishing WS.

This guy wins a hundred by 55 minutes but took a wrong turn at M95 and is DQ'ed. Bummer.

Anyone else excited for the start of the Tour de France? Bob and Phil are my favorite announcers in all of sport.  Speaking of the TdF, David Zabriskie will attempt it on a vegan diet.

Does this list of "Least and Most Active Cities" look right to you?

Sacramento Running does a good WS wrap up with some local flavor.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wed, June 29, 2011

This author finishes her first 100 at WS with a respectable 22:30.  Good RR.

And another minimalist ultra shoe hits the market, and another article about the barefoot movement.

Dean K. keeps talking about relishing pain.

Jean Pommier travels all over the world for work, squeezes some epic runs in, and has killer pics to share.

Not sure I understand the translation correctly, but it seems the Philippine gov't makes participation compulsory in these races.

If you're in Sacramento this weekend, you've got no excuse.  This 5 miler put on by the Buffalo Chips is fun, well-organized, and FREE.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tueday, June 28, 2011

Uber Photographer Glen Tachiyama's WS photo gallery is here. Check it out.

This guy started running ultras at age 43 and emphasizes that half the race is in your head. Next up? Leadville.

Simon Wheatcroft, a legally blind runner from the UK had to DNF at M83 of his first 100 attempt.

We're all watching Greg Bomhoff prepare for his first Badwater attempt in a few weeks.  Good luck Greg! We'd love to hear from you when you're done and rested.

Killian's final mile this weekend. Nice pace! But still no water???

More from Roes on what went wrong.

Max King continues to impress this  past weekend.  A bad-ass collegiate steeplechaser with a 6 hour 50 miler and a 2:15 marathon is also fiercely competitive on the trail circuit.  Watch out if he ever decides to go for a hundo.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday June 27, 2011

Ed Whitlock breaks world record for 10k with a per mile pace faster than than the world record for the mile in his AG. What's that? He's 80 years old? Check it out

We're waiting to hear more from Ellie Greenwood, female winner of WS100. Down 15 minutes with 10 miles to go, she won the race by 20 minutes. She also had a bear encounter during the last few miles.  Ellie's slated to come on the show soon so you can hear it straight from her. Stay tuned. 

Geoff Roes talks about his race and ultimate DNF.  

CNN addresses "10 Exercise Myths That Won't Go Away."  Not sure any hard and fast rules apply to our sport.

We had a casual talk with Frank Bozanich this weekend about what ultras were like during his heyday in the late 1970s.  Limited aid stations, no drop bags, and all he carried was a honey bear full of coke.  How'd he do without all of todays gadgets? How about 8 sub 5:30 50 milers with a PR of 5:05.  We'll have Frank in studio soon to dish on todays ultra scene.

Here's some additional WS coverage here and here. And here, too.

Today is stage 10 of the insane LA-NY cross country footrace.  The runners "only" covered 46 miles today, with approximately 60 days left to go.  And you thought a cute little hundo was a long run?