It wasn’t pretty but dusty ultras that start at 6pm never are.
Top American marathoners share how they deal with race-week concerns of excess energy, changing schedules and travel worries.
— Read on www.podiumrunner.com/race-week-routines-how-successful-runners-get-ready-to-roll_176967
Dathan Ritzenhein gives us a personal look at what went right—and wrong—at the 2019 Boston Marathon and shares advice on recovery, evaluation and forging on.
— Read on www.podiumrunner.com/dathan-ritzenhein-one-week-after-a-tough-marathon_177177
Checkout the New Buchanan Track!
Back this year is the Ultra Pride Run, where runners run both the 5K and 10K and the lowest cumulative time is the winner. The 5K Run will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K starts at 8:45 a.m., following the Kids Race around 8:30 a.m.
Location & Date
Pride Run 2019 will be on Sunday, June 9, in Griffith Park (same location as 2018). The start/finish area for Pride Run 2019 is the Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park. The 5K is one loop around the golf course, the 10K is two loops around the golf course. The course is trail/packed dirt and flat.
Ultra Pride Awards
Awards will be given in the Ultra Pride Run to the top 3 overall males and females. There are also top 3 age group awards in the Ultra Pride Run as follows: Open (29 & Under), Sub-Masters (30-39), Masters (40-49), Super Masters (50-59), and Senior Masters (60+)
I crew / pace a lot of hundreds and it is like going to Ultra Grad School. One thing I see experienced hundred runners do over and over is get 24 Hour Fever.Coach Andy
- The worse cases I saw was at WS 100 where everyone in the race has done a fast 100k at least.
- 24 Hour Fever is from the very start pushing just a little too hard, not taking enough time at aid stations to take care of yourself and just having the 24 hour splits on your brain from the start.
- Just being a little frantic and trying to gain seconds early on that will cost minutes later on.
- There are so many ups and downs in 100s that you don’t need to add to them by worrying about hitting splits etc
- Just take what the day and the course gives you and then when you get to 75 in good shape, then go for your sub 24.
- Wizards don’t have a pacing plan because 14:24 pace isn’t that fast if you pace yourself and take care of yourself. I have never seen someone MATH themselves to a sub 24 hour but I have seen them MATH themselves to a barely make the final cutoff.
I felt great after the Silver Moon 12 Hour on Monday but was so slow on Tuesday. Delayed reaction is real for me. Do a marathon and feel it asap. Something longer and it hits me days later. I think it is because you are so jacked up on hormones and adrenaline etc. Though I was in training I was working quickly on my new website design, Mindbody app, and I had an phone interview with a reporter from Sports Illustrated where I think I burned some Bridges.
And I left yet another social media group because it’s leader is a bully.
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Wondering how FANS 6, 12, and 24 hour ULTRA race got it’s name? FANS is an acronym which stands for Furthering Achievement through a Network of Support, is a program of Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota that supports urban teenagers in achieving their goal of earning a college education. The FANS Race is an annual 6, 12, and 24 hour ultra walk & running race that supports the FANS Scholarship Fund.
Sending youth to college is achievable if we concentrate our efforts on education, and on building a network of support around every child.
Minnesota has a distinction that none of us can be proud of: its education achievement gap is one of the worst in the nation. On so many levels—from economics to social justice—we can no longer afford to ignore the persistence of the achievement gap that has already laid claim to too many of our children and young people. It is time to confront this problem head-on, and programs like FANS, do just that.
FANS prepares youth in 9th through 12th grade for college. Youth and staff work together to develop plans to achieve goals like delaying parenthood, resisting drugs, contributing to the community, and going to college. Youth are also given opportunities to find scholarships, prepare for the ACT/SAT tests, and look at career opportunities that align with college programs. Participating youth who fulfill the requirements are eligible to earn college scholarship money (through the FANS Scholarship Fund) upon graduating from high school.
Working together as a community, we can change the high school graduation and college enrollment rates for urban core youth of color.