Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Now THIS is my type of Fatass.

Must Read:  Do women's track and field records need to be expunged?

Mr. Roes talks about his DNF at UTMB.  Can we start referring to these at "quits" please?

Great race report from La Ultra.

Does your GPS prevent you from getting lost enough?

Hashing with the San Francisco Harriers.

Is Colorado the new Endurance Capitol of the World?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tues, Aug 30, 2011

Multiday race training: A how-to from an Aussie.

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Race report from a barefoot runners' first ultra.

Looks like the Catalina Marathon and 50M are changing hands. Not in a very friendly way, either.

The complete guide to interval training.  Not enough endurance athletes do this. Ya, I'm talking to you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mon, Aug 29, 2011

Nick Clark blames his DNF on poor UTMB race management.  A text? Really?

Running back and forth over a bridge for 12 hours. Ugh.

World Track and Field results. Usain Bolt, frozen toes, and a Kenyan sweep.

Non-alcoholic beer aids in marathon recovery. I'll just assume only alcoholic beer helps for ultras, as that's probably what got us to sign up in the first place.

Killian doesn't drop out and takes 1st at UTMB, and 3rd place was only 12 minutes back. Whatta race!

I can't wait for this movie to come out.  (Third story down.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fri, Aug 26, 2011

Partners running TransRockies.

When is less, more?

If a pikermi is a half marathon, what's a 100k supposed to be called?

I heard there's a little race this weekend in the Alps.  I'm hoping for the return of Marco Olmo.

Video:  An intro to trail running with Max King.

What have been your emotional running moments?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thurs, Aug 25

Mike Wolfe has a target on Killian this weekend.

I'm heading out today for a month long running/eating/brewery journey around the country.  Newsfeed might be slow and light. Please forgive me.

Guy is trying to break the PCT record in support of Parkinson's.

The Sierra Nevada 50 miler is at the end of September in Auburn. Turnaround is on the famous No Hands Bridge.  If you're running it, this video was taken on Monday.

Is Mr. Mackey back in the running for UROY?  At least Gary R thinks so.

The LA->NY Footrace is still going on, and there are 8 runners left.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wed, Aug 24, 2011

Childbirth Envy: Why men run ultras

Team Bend has taken the lead at TransRockies, with a 20 minute improvement over last years' winning stage time.

Wardian sits down with NPR to try to explain Badwater.

"some runners have been known to urinate off the...Bridge, which is double-decked."  What to do when nature calls.

Adidas launches barefoot shoe/spaceship.

Lean Horse 100 gets another route change.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tues, Aug 23, 2011

Check out this video of Ian Sharman and Kami Semick tearing it up around Marin County.

Nick Clark's Sierre Zinal race report. 

Another take on being Born to Run.

Leor Pantilat's incredible 50 miler through northern Yosemite. Stunning!

Mr. Roes on consistency.

Luckily, our sport doesn't get that serious.  At least not usually.

What a cow taught me about running.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Matt Carpenter has won Pike's Peak every year he's entered it since 1988.  Did he do it again? Of course.

Find your fitness and keep your endurance up.

Team URP runner Jesse Barragan on Sacramento Running News. Jesse was in a strong 2nd place, fell at mile 29, and hobbled in for a third place. Nicely done.

Transrockies is taking place right now. Max King's team is in 2nd, followed closely by Timmy Olsen's. Whew! And hey, Gordy's even there!  We'll be talking with Max from stage camp during the race.

Whew! Quite a weekend of running! Leadville goes to another Salomon athlete, and Dave Mackey breaks the Waldo 100k record. Yeah, he's also coming on our show soon, so get ready!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fri, Aug 19, 2011

Probably my favorite new find is this site by Gretchen Brugman about her runs around Tahoe.  She's a helluva runner and a very gifted writer. Check it out.

San Francisco businessman getting ready for 111 swim from Redding to Sacramento.  What's the deep meaning behind his effort? He just likes to swim, that's all.

Where's Waldo 100k is tomorrow.  

The aeronautical pentathlon: Basketball dribbling, swimming an obstacle course, pistol shooting, a regular obstacle course, and an orienteering course. Wait, that's only 5 events for a "pentathlon." Ah, just read it.

Midweek all-comer cross country runs are what summer is all about.  Great way to get speed work in and fine-tune your racing.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thurs, Aug 18, 2011

Want to complete in the Leadman? That's  the Leadville Trail Marathon run, Silver Rush 50 mountain bike or run, the Leadville Trail 100-mile mountain bike race, a 10K run, and the Leadville Trail 100-mile run. Holy. Crap.

Tony K speaks.  He's healed up, hiking, and ready to return to competition. 

Should RDs have to protect athletes from themselves?

The winner of Headlands Hundred has a great outlook on life and running.

Karl's got his odds up for Leadville, and I gotta say I agree. Duncan Callahan or Timmy Parr will run away with it.  Does Leadville have less hoopla this year with so much emphasis on UTMB? I think so.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wed, August 17, 2011

Are you familiar with the "paleo" diet? This article includes a gal who's training for an ultra while eating like a cave(wo)man for a month.

Will Smith tells kids how important running is. Well said!

This guy needs to run ultras.  He's complaining about not being allowed to take breaks during a half marathon. Run with us and you can walk, stop, eat, sleep, etc...

Why is my groin swelling?   That's what she said.

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."  ~Theodore Roosevelt

Vending machines that dispense healthy choices. Pretty cool!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tues, Aug 16, 2011

15 year old going for a hundo.  At what point is young "too young"?

This American ex-pat is running all over Europe and setting a few records while he's at it.  Check him out.  Not the fastest guy in the world, but chock full of energy.

Jean Pommier's running 5k's on the track and winning Stevens Creek 50k, while Catra Corbett is messing up her tattoos.

Here's a great story about a young gal completing Vol State.

Which athletes live the longest? Spoiler alert: It's us.

Read about Yassine Diboun's circumnavigation of Mt. Hood, and check out the trail porn here.  Wow!

26.2 in -40 degrees on the South Damn Pole. What's wrong with you people?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mon, Aug 15, 2011

And another great interview with Marty Liquori is over here.

Chaps, Pirates, Dorkbots, and...ultrarunners?

Do energy drinks like Red Bull contain illegal stimulants?

Is there a run over Labor Day in the Pacific NW I need to know about? Email me puh-leeze!

Can weight training help endurance runners last longer?

This gal won La Ultra last week. Well done! But Ray Sanchez vows to win it next year.

How to make your own energy bars. I know everyone's got their own recipe, but here's a good one.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fri, Aug 12, 2011

You've heard our new podcast with Marshall Ulrich, right? Check it out.

Man arrested for "jogging while drunk."

How to run an ultra PR with no extra training. OK, I'm listening.

This "white-haired grandpa's" secret to endurance? Blood donation.

I guess this is a combination of fell running and ultra running in the UK.  Camp out with your team and run a 10k x-country course for 24 hours. Whatever it is, it sounds like fun.

Journalist who runs reviews this book by another journalist who run about running.

Canadian hurdler is training for a podium spot next year. She's seven months pregnant, and I wouldn't doubt her.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thurs, Aug 11, 2011

I know this guy is running a looong way, but this story doesn't make sense? Am I missing something?

An XTerra mountain triathlon sounds like a lot of fun, especially when it's spread over three days.

"Good judgement is the result of experience, experience is the result of bad judgment."--Mark Twain

I've found the perfect woman for Ian Sharman. Here she is.

Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald talks with Killian about his year.

Fallen Navy SEAL was also a runner.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wed, Aug 10, 2011

Ten cheap foods that you need in your belly!

Rickey Gates' Canadian Death Race race report.

This gal took three hours off the previous course record. Wow. Didya notice when the race started? Interesting, huh?

When I see "Jersey's first ultramarathon" I think of Snooki and friends' episodes playing for hours on end.  I'd rather gouge my eyes out. Oh, wait. It's a race? Cool!

Leadville is next weekend.

RSA is putting together quite the track team, huh? Caster Semenya and the Blade Runner. Who are they missing?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tues, Aug 9, 2011

Diana Nyad calls it quits after 29 hours.

How far is this marathon? and other stO0pid comments.

Max King talks about mind games during trail races.

Looks like URP friend Cath Todd is taking a DNS at La Ultra due to acclimitization.  This gal is looking to win it though.

Are there negative health risks associated with running ultras?

Does having a running coach help? I've never really understood it, but this author tried it out, and Scott Weber seems to have a good track record.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mon, Aug 8, 2011

Gretchen Brugman blogs about taking a little time off to appreciate what you've got.

Here's a public plea: We'd love to have Lisa Bliss on the show to talk about her epic Badwater crossing, but are having a heck of a time getting in touch with her. She's probably still sleeping.  If anyone can help out, please email me here.  Thanks a ton.

HURT 100 lottery was yesterday. Recognize anyone?

Track Diana Nyad's progress here, then I'll stop talking about her until she's done. Deal?

He-ya! We were mentioned in this cool magazine aimed at Nordic ultrarunners who speak English! Talk about a niche audience! See page six.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sun, Aug 7, 2011

Today's the big day for Diana Nyad!  Follow her on her endurance swim, and remember, she's a 61 year old woman swimming 103 miles in shark infested waters. Go Diana! Here's the CNN story about her attempt, here's her twitter and here are the rules.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sat, Aug 6, 2011

No real posts for today, but has anyone run the Tahoe Flume Trail? I'm dying to get on it, but need advice as to which end to start at, what sections of TRT, etc.
Email me here, puh-leeze.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fri, Aug 5, 2011

Women take 2 of the top 4 spots at Ultra(wo)man Canada.

The Lakeland 100 miler in the UK shatters has records smashed last weekend.  Looks like a gorgeous course.

New test suggests that dark chocolate helps leg strength and endurance.  I'm sure tomorrow's study will show the opposite...

Have endurance events--and triathlon in particular--become the new "golf?"

Nick Clark's Speedgoat race report.  Certainly seems like increased prize money played a factor in the race. Did ya hear that RD's?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thurs, Aug 4, 2011

America's 10 most iconic running events.  I'd say I have to agree with the list.

mapmyfitness can now "spot" runners at certain marathons.  Pretty cool if they could do that for longer stuff.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."  ~Will Rogers

Ahh, the proverbial "brick wall" and how this runner learned from it.

Craig Thornley has a pretty good discussion going on trail work requirements over here.

The Big Sur Marathon (on my bucket list) pumped nearly $30million into the local economy last year. Wow.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wed, Aug 3, 2011

Are you a puker? Matt Fitzgerald will tell you why, and what to do about it.

Diana Nyad has patience.  She's waiting at oceans edge to make her epic swim. Follow her here to find out when she takes off. We'll be all over it, too.

Anti-inflammatories and racing mountains in Alaska: A love/hate story.

The Lydiard Legend Marathon in Auckland, NZ offers free entry to earthquake-ravaged runners.  Good on ya!

I was reading the UTMB's rules (geek alert) and noticed a very real section on PIDs.  First time I've seen that for an ultra. A harbinger for US ultras?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tues, Aug 2, 2011

Man falls to death hiking on trail in Southern California.

Ian Sharman submits nice race report from Mt. Hood 50 miler. Looks beautiful.

These Warrior Dash and Muddy Buddy runs look like fun.  This Tough Mudder is in Squaw Valley in September. Tempting!  Anyone ever done one?

I'll never understand how people manage to deal with so much on their plate.  TweitmeyerScott Dunlap, and this guy come to mind.

Bucket List run: The Jamaica Underwear Run in New York.  Here's the site for next weekend's sold out run.

And Nick Clark continues to impress, winning the Speedgoat 50k this past weekend.  Read Joe Grant's RR here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Michael Wardian is a freaking machine.  Wins the SF Marathon by six minutes after spending all night puking with food poisoning. Listen to our interview again to learn from this freak of nature.

And holy crap! Jenn Pharr Davis breaks the overall record for Appalachian Trail crossing. 2,181 miles in just over 46 days.

This 220k race in New Delhi India reaches altitudes of 18,000 feet and has some serious rough terrain.  Cath Todd is running it. Listen to our interview with her here.

Learn how Hal inspires Hal, and how we were involved.