News - May 2017

May 31

ESPN Run, a Spanish language website, often has reports in English with Spanish subitltes. The coverage from this year's London Marathon presents a middle-of-the-pack runner's experience training for and running in the race. It's a full report, so allow time to view it all.

Didn't see any of these these at last weekend's races.

Bouncy portapotty cartoon.

May 30

Photo of the first workout for the summer track program with Coach Paul Hefferon.

The first workout of the Tuesday Night Track Training Porgram didn't let a summer burst of rain stop them The 5-week program is coached by Paul Hefferon. The program is to prepare participants for the July 7th Ad Astra Moonlight Relays.

May 29

The 5K Home Run this Memorial Day started by the Douglas County Courthouse. Good weather and a record crowd today. Results | Photos

Link to Flickr Photos of the 5K Home Run.

May 14

Scenes from the KC Express Mothers Day 5K.

17May14 KC Express Mothers Day 5K

May 12

Photo of Sharon Lokedi and Chris Melgares.

The Big 12 Track Championships began today. In the evening KU's Sharon Lokedi won the women's 10000 while Chris Melgares nabbed a 3rd place medal in the men's 10000. KU's Glen Duberev won the men's hammer throw competition. The championships contiuneu through Sunday evening.

May 11

Chase Performance Gains by (Safely) Increasing Your Mileage

. . .it’s the “process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes.” more (from Trail Runner, David Roche, May 9, 2017)

May 7

Climbing Bunker Hill at the Skyline Shuffle 5K. See more photos by Gary Henry.

Photo from the 2017 Skyline Shuffle, by Gary Henry.

May 6


May 5

The attempt to breaking 2 hours in the marathon is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, at 5:45 a.m. Milan time, or 10:45 pm (Lawrence time) on Friday night. Nike is providing a live stream on its website. The Nike social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube will also be streaming the event. If the weather isn't perfect the organizers are willing to wait a day or two.

What can you accomplish in two hours? You might cook a nice meal, finish a load of laundry, or maybe crush a long workout at the gym. But what about running a marathon? more (National Geographic article by Michelle Z. Donahue, May 4, 2017)

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