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Being Boring

By Andy Noise
Join Andy on his Sixth Decade as an Endurance Athlete and Fan.
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Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Drama and Cocodona 250 has started.
Ethiopia has a 35k to pick their Olympic marathon on Saturday and on Monday they say “not too fast”. The Cocodona 250 mile starts on Monday and athletes are “surprised” by the heat. Hello it’s Arizona! It’s not just the heat it’s the constant sun exposure. Plus a lot of climbing in the first 50k. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
11:39
May 4, 2021
Performance-Boosting Tips from Pavel aka Mister Kettlebell
Pavel's tips to improve strength, power, and endurance, as well as the importance of balancing performance with rest. https://www.outsideonline.com/2394745/pavel-tsatsouline-tim-ferriss-kettlebell-fitness-tips https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
08:06
May 4, 2021
Birthdays, Empty Nests and Hamlet Again
Why are birthdays a thing? I prefer Carolla’s Achievement Day instead. On top of birthday musings, add on a dollop of coaching empty nest and the annual start of another trip around the sun is rather dour. But at least the old to run or not to run questions is back especially since I am looking at 4 months of 70 plus mile weeks if I hope to do another Double crossing of the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
07:27
May 4, 2021
May 2, 2021 / Endurance Twitter
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14:30
May 4, 2021
May 2, 2021 / Being Boring
Day 2 of the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee was a solo one on the bike path with plenty of urban outdoorsmen.  Many athletes would also go out for late afternoon excursions on the roads, squeezing in a few extra easy kilometres. This loose planning was something that really struck us during our time with the group. Their typical schedule included workout sessions on Tuesday (track), Thursday (long run) and Saturday (fartlek/intervals). Many of the athletes are devoutly religious, hence —Sundays are usually taken as a rest day. https://www.sweatelite.co/eliud-kipchoge-recovery/ Shura Kitata & Tigist Girma won this morning's Ethiopian Olympic marathon trials.  Ethiopian Trials Results (Unofficial***):  Women:  1st Tigist Girma 1:59:232th Birhane Dibaba 1:59:453th Rosa Dereje 2:00:164th Zeyneba Yemer 2:03:41 By the men of the men. 1st Shuta Kitata 1:45:552st Lelisa Desisa 1:46:153st Sisay Lemma 1:46:184st Chalu Deso 1:46:33 Early morning 10ks in California have me more awake than coffee!  @NAUTrackFieldXC brought the Fire Abdihamid & Blaise both running well under the Olympic Trials times (27:47 and 27:56)!!! And @Nico__Young__ w/ some phenomenal pacing   Following in the footsteps of Beth Potter, Norway's Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal ran 14:39 for 5k on the roads in Norway today. That's faster than Beatrice Chepkoech's 14:43 world record, but it doesn't look like Grovdal's time will be ratified as a WR.  Zack Beavin from Lexington Kentucky finished the 43rd annual Strolling Jim 40-Mile Run (41.2 miles)- in 3 hours, 55 minutes, 44 seconds to eclipse Canadian Olympic marathoner Andy Jones' previous record of 3:59:26 on a near-perfect day.  Jones was the only runner to break 4 hours in the 43 years of the race - until today. Jones set his record in 1991. Zack averaged a 5:43 per mile pace over the 41.2 miles of the course, which traverses some of the hillier terrain found in rural middle Tennessee.  The race begins and ends in Wartrace TN, the home of the Tennessee Walking Horse.  Invitational 5,000m at West Coast Relays  7. 15:41.33 Katie Izzo [No. 4 UA] 12. 15:48.38 Lauren Gregory 15. 15:57.66 Logan Morris [PR] 20. 16:05.62 Abby Gray 22. 16:06.83 Devin Clark  Congrats to @taggartvanetten who just broke the 100 mile treadmill world record with 11 hours 32 minutes and 5 seconds, unofficial. https://twitter.com/AndyNoise As of mid-April, Nepal had issued 338 permits for Everest climbers, spread across 36 teams. But more climbers are still arriving, and the count is expected to approach the 2019 record of 382 permits. Including Sherpas and other support staff, Everest Base Camp will grow into a small city of over 700 people in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, China has chosen to extend its 2020 closure and plans to keep the Tibet side of the mountain off-limits to all foreigners this spring. Chinese national teams are allowed, however, and one is already at base camp on the Tibet side. https://www.outsideonline.com/2422460/everest-covid-2021 https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
11:51
May 4, 2021
May 1, 2021 / Being Boring
Day one of the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee and two days in a row with the Weasel.  Bolder and bolder urban outdoorsmen.  Work the ends to build your training foundation higher.  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
06:17
May 1, 2021
April 30, 2021 / Training Day
Up late and it’s the weather is heating up! Two workouts and two naps and bed before 9pm because tomorrow I start my second Great Race Across Tennessee.  The goal is a faster RAT and BAT this year in the GVRAT. Need the motivation and hopefully build some fitness if I do 1200 plus miles in 4 months.  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
03:42
May 1, 2021
April 30, 2021 / Endurance Twitter
Fast 10k times at West Coast Relays.  Covid at Everest.  USA women stepping up in the World 5000 scene.  NCAA Track championships back to normal.   https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
07:39
May 1, 2021
Nate Berg of the Bones of Brundage Documentary on the Punk Rock & Heavy Metal of Bakersfield
Bones of Brundage is a gritty, DIY Documentary chronicling the underground Punk Rock and Heavy Metal music scene of Bakersfield, Ca from the 1970s - 2000's. Including tons of archival footage and frank and sometimes outrageous interviews with the musicians, fans and freaks who made the small, isolated music scene so surprisingly diverse. #BonesofBrundage #NateBerg #Bakersfield  https://www.facebook.com/pg/bonesbrundage  https://www.amazon.com/Bones-Brundage-Ty-Elam/dp/B083BBPJ1B https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
01:17:42
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021 / Being Boring
The most important person in the history of American distance running is, ironically, someone who is famous because of walking.  Before Jeff was a guiding light for the masses, he was every bit the elite runner — an Olympian and US record holder for the 10 mile run. But lots of people have been Olympians and US record holders.  To start, he pioneered the idea of a “specialty” running store.  Don’t shop at running stores? Do you enjoy big spectacle races — the kind that bring together elite and recreational runners on one stage to share in the race experience?  Do you enjoy being able to run local races pretty much any weekend you like? Chances are our race calendar would be looking more sparse these days without the thousands who started running thanks to Galloway’s Book on Running (the best-selling running book of all-time).  Ok, ok, the walking thing. “Gallowalking,” the purists (myself included in my younger, dumber days) like to sneer — as if Pheidippides himself chiseled on tablets “thou shalt not walk.”  https://www.podiumrunner.com/culture/jeff-galloway-may-be-the-most-important-person-in-the-history-of-the-running-movement/ https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
05:45
April 30, 2021
April 29, 2021 / Endurance Twitter
No CIF State Meet so next weekend’s Arcadia will be where California’s finest track and field athletes will shine.  Ethiopia is having their Olympic Marathon trials this weekend and their GOAT Kenenisa Bekele isn’t happy and won’t be competing. They are going with the top 3 make the team by KB and the 3rd and 10th fastest marathoners of all time won’t be at the starting line. They are fit but believe the race was too last minute and too close to Tokyo.  Good news for college track and field athletes is the NCAA has approved their prelims so the top 48 will get to compete at Nationals.  Speaking of competition, this weekend is the last weekend to try and make the USATF 24 Hour World team.   https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
12:50
April 30, 2021
April 29, 2021 / Being Boring
Tinman Elite Breakup brings in wives and moms and why and how you need to train your gut.  The thing is, your gut needs to be trained to handle more calories, or else you’ll face a slew of gastrointestinal issues that could very quickly ruin your race. Here’s what you need to know.  https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/training-your-gut-for-endurance/  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
08:30
April 30, 2021
April 28, 2021 / Endurance Twitter
No Bekele at Olympic Marathon, no CIF State Track meet but Arcadia Invitational is a go with almost all the top Californian athletes coming.  Kipchoge and other Kenyans get there first vaccine doses and Olympic marathoner Jeff Galloway maybe the most important person in the history of the running movement.  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
08:48
April 30, 2021
April 28, 2021 / Training Day
After a good night’s sleep, this mornings miles felt easy but after 2 cashes in poker tournaments the evening miles were hard.  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
07:37
April 30, 2021
What You Need to Know About the Barkley Marathons
The Barkley Marathons is one the hardest races in the ultrarunning world. Created by founder Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell, the race provides one of the most grueling ultramarathons ever created.  The Barkley Marathons has gained in popularity over the past few years, mostly because of new documentaries and stories that take you inside the race weekend. One of the most popular is The Race That Eats Its Young, which came out in 2014. Another new film, titled Where Dreams Go to Die, documents the two-year stretch where ultrarunner Gary Robbins attempted to complete all five loops. You can view it on YouTube now.  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
12:02
April 29, 2021
Did Kilian Summit Everest?
Trail running is fun and all but access is limited in training and racing. So I don’t think it is that competitive compared to track and road racing. When Jornet announced he was going for Kouros’s 24 Hour World Record, I accurately predicted he would fail.   And he did.  This lead  me to look at his most famous and some say most infamous feat: His Everest summit(s).  I did some half assed Internet research and watched “Path to Everest” and made this video. #kilianJornet #everest #mountainrunner  The possibility that the greatest mountain runner in the world did not actually summit Everest twice without oxygen or fixed ropes in May 2017, as he claimed, has been raised before. https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/kilian-jornets-two-everest-summits-disputed-in-new-book/  Endurance News & Random Musings https://andynoise.com/  Andy Noise Gear https://andynoise.com/gear  Andy Noise Experience Stay Healthy. Be Boring. Not Epic.
07:53
April 29, 2021
Being Boring / April 26, 2021 to April 28, 2021
April 22, 2021 / Training Day April 26, 2021 / Being Boring April 26, 2021 / Training Day April 26, 2021 / Endurance Twitter April 27, 2021 / Being Boring April 27, 2021 / Training Day April 27, 2021 / Endurance Twitter April 28, 2021 / Being Boring Another Double Crossing of the Great Virtual Race Across
01:00:02
April 29, 2021
Kilian Jornet STOPPED Earlier than I PREDICTED / 24 Hour
Kilian Jornet has dropped out, shortly after passing the 11-hour mark and 134.8 kilometres. Jornet had actually left the track sometime before this, but those following the attempt were hopeful he would be able to return and make up for lost time.   The announcers said that Jornet had ended the record attempt, that he had been experiencing extreme dizziness and was advised by his doctor to stop the attempt. The record, set by Greek ultrarunning legend Yiannis Kouros in 1997, is 188.5 miles or 303.56 kilometres. #kilianjornet #YiannisKouros #24hourworldrecord Kilian Jornet has dropped out, shortly after passing the 11-hour mark and 134.8 kilometres. Jornet had actually left the track sometime before this, but those following the attempt were hopeful he would be able to return and make up for lost time.   The announcers said that Jornet had ended the record attempt, that he had been experiencing extreme dizziness and was advised by his doctor to stop the attempt. The record, set by Greek ultrarunning legend Yiannis Kouros in 1997, is 188.5 miles or 303.56 kilometres. #kilianjornet #YiannisKouros #24hourworldrecord
16:22
April 28, 2021
2021 Barkley Marathons Coverage
Barkley Marathons: Hour 13 Update Barkley Marathons: Hour 20 Update Barkley Marathons: Hour 27 Update Barkley Marathons Hour 36 Update
46:42
April 28, 2021
Jackpot Ultra Fest Results
Jackpot Ultra Fest 72 and 48 Hour / 37 Hour Results Report Jackpot Ultra Fest 100, 50, 24, 12 & 6 / 12 Hour Results Report Jackpot Ultra Fest 100 mile, 48 & 72 Hour / 44 Hour Results Report Jackpot Ultra / 24 & 48 Hour Final Results / Jester Update Too! Jackpot 72 Hour Results
21:42
April 28, 2021
USATF 100 Mile Road Championship Finish at the Jackpot Ultra Fest in Las Vegas
USATF 100 Mile / 10 Hour Results update USATF 100 mile / Hour 11 Results and Action USATF 100 Mile / Hour 12 Results and Action USATF 100 Mile / Hour 13 Action Zach Bitter Wins the USATF 100 Miler Jacob Jackson takes 2nd at USATF 100 miler Stefanie Flippin wins the USATF 100 Miler Camille Herron takes second at USATF 100 miler The Jester finishes Hundred 199
34:53
April 27, 2021
USATF 100 Mile Championships: Hour 1 to Hour 10
USATF 100 Mile Championships: Hour 1  USATF 100 Mile: Early Miles USATF 100 Miler: Hour 2 USATF 100 Miler / Hour 3 Action USATF 100 Miler Action / Hour 5 USATF 100 Miler / Hour 7 Results & Action USATF 100 Mile / Hour 8 Results and Action USATF 100 miler / Hour 10 Lap
01:03:18
April 27, 2021
Being Boring / April 21, 2021 to April 25, 2021
https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON April 21, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/uampw8CEGJU April 22, 2021 / Training Day https://youtu.be/0BspKJSrYM0 April 22, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/0BspKJSrYM0 April 24, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/Kli7ZOPHfQw Airbnb Customer Service SUCKS! https://youtu.be/lI5D58638AA April 25, 2021 / Training Day https://youtu.be/KfDVw35AXZw April 25, 2021 / Endurance Twitter https://youtu.be/KfDVw35AXZw
01:02:55
April 26, 2021
Andy & The Jester on Born To Run, Jackpot Ultra & His 200th Hundred
Andy and The Jester talk while Ed is driving to the Born To Run Ultra where he plans to get his 198th Hundred Mile Finish in Thursday, Then the Jester plans on picking Andy up in Bakersfield early Friday morning so he can run the USATF 100 Miler in Las Vegas that starts at 8am Friday. Then run the Public 100 Miler that starts on Saturday.  We lose The Jester sometimes because the drive to Born to Run is a wild one at times.  This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
01:32:28
April 21, 2021
2021 USATF 100 Mile Road National Championship Preview
Beyond honored to announce the 8th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival will once again host the official USATF 100 Mile Road National Championship race! As shown by some wickedly fast times last year, the 1.1761616 mile USATF 100 mile certified course is extremely fast.  $10,000 USATF Championship Prize Pool Although we are just a small ultra company producing just a couple races each year, we want to do our part to help recognize the amazing ultra elite athletes. In our opinion, elite ultra runners are even more special than the top NBA and NFL players. To this end, we are happy to offer a $10,000 prize pool for the third year in a row. The first place man and first place woman in the USATF 100 mile race will receive $2,500 each, while the second place man and woman in the USATF 100 mile race will receive $750 each. The third place man and woman in the USATF 100 mile race will receive $250 each. If a new 100 mile American road record is set in the USATF 100 Mile Race, the winning male and/or female winner will receive an additional $1,000 each. Win and set a new Jackpot USATF course record and score an additional $500. So if you win the race and set a new course & American record, you'll take home $4,000. The 2020 male and female champions each set course records and took home $3,000 each. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=45269
12:33
April 20, 2021
Eliud, Athing and Vagus
The GOAT is back. Six months after his worst marathon — an eighth-place finish in London, just his second defeat in 15 outings over the 26.2-mile distance — Eliud Kipchoge returned to the top of the podium on Sunday morning, winning the NN Mission Marathon comfortably in 2:04:30 after breaking away from the lead pack just after 20 miles. Kipchoge’s time (the fastest in the world this year in what has been a limited 2021 season) and his margin of victory (2:10 over his friend and training partner Jonathan Korir) sent a message to anyone discounting his chances after his surprise defeat in London last fall: in 2021, the path to an Olympic gold medal still goes through Eliud Kipchoge.  Athing Mu’s incredible 2021 season got even better as the Texas A&M freshman ran 1:57.73 at the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor University to destroy the NCAA record and set a 2021 world outdoor leader. The previous NCAA outdoor record was 1:59.10 by Raevyn Rogers of Oregon from 2017, while Mu had run 1:58.40 indoors this year. Why You Should Train Your Vagus Nerve, and How Simple breathing exercises can relax your nervous system and improve performance. Stress is stress. Our bodies don’t necessarily know the difference between where stressors originate. A hard training session, a fight with a partner, looming economic concern, uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic; each contributes to the stress response with multiple sources piling up leading to larger problems in mind and in body. For runners, this can become increasingly problematic on a number of levels, including impacting the ever important relationship between training, stress and recovery. https://twitter.com/AndyNoise This Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
26:50
April 19, 2021
Being Boring / April 9, 2021 to April 18, 2021
April 9, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/NA8Qj7HUebE April 10, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/V-ZHfp38HI8 April 11, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/RaGYINDgmuk April 12, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/wUGsQtyjlBc April 13, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/93riF6lXZAo April 14, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/8ek_HqkkmB8 April 15, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/O9TN_zsPto8 April 16, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/dIvWfxecMBA April 17, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/31PYn86BFf0 April 18, 2021 / Being Boring https://youtu.be/9minIXl6dqc
01:04:24
April 19, 2021
Andy & The Jester on Beyond Limits, Born To Run, Jackpot Ultra & Badwater
72HR/48HR/24HR/100M/50M/50K Description There are no boundaries at Pathfinder Ranch, one of Southern California’s premier educational sleep away camps! Push beyond your perceived limits on 72 private acres of wildlife preserve and surrounding forest meadows situated southwest of Palm Springs in the San Jacinto Mountains at a comfortable altitude of 4,500 feet with less than 40 feet of gain/loss per 2 mile lap. Now entering its 8th year, the Beyond Limits Ultra (BLU) has established itself as arguably the most unique loop ultra event in the entire country.  Created by runners for runners. Join us for a weekend of trail running on the beautiful East Creek Ranch in Los Olivos California. Born To Run Ultra Marathon Extravaganza will feature a Four Day, 100 mile, 60 mile, 30 mile and 10 mile. Mild springtime, coastal climate, gentle rolling hills, single and double track trail, wildflowers, red-tailed hawks, dark blue skies and pristine clean air makes for ideal running environment.   Bet Big, Run Long. Produced by Beyond Limits Running, the 8th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival takes place on Presidents' Weekend 2021 (February 12-14) at one of Southern Nevada's newest and largest amenity-filled parks.  “The World’s Toughest Foot Race”  Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater® 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater Basin, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m), which is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent.  https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
45:39
April 16, 2021
Endurance Noise & Random Musings / April 8, 2021 to April 15, 2021
April 8, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/E45O8DCd13Q April 9, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/EzvFO1rGkqk April 11, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/CWtVGVVVF94 April 13, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/sKVNvfabsRY April 14, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/4mZFegbtPTE April 15, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings https://youtu.be/V_aBxbxOcnM
56:22
April 16, 2021
BLU (Beyond Limits Ultra) MULTI DAY RACE Race Coverage
BLU (Beyond Limits Ultra) MULTI DAY RACE 72HR/48HR/24HR/100M/50M/50K Multi-Day Race - Push beyond your perceived limits on 70 acres of Wildlife Preserve in the San Jacinto Mountains! Pre BLU 72 Hour Chat with the Jester https://youtu.be/6ggRdEetDb8 Beyond Limits 72 Hour: Hour 30 Update https://youtu.be/oi4U7hyFYig Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra: Hour 35 Update https://youtu.be/XmxRrlLAUSU Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra: Hour 43 Update https://youtu.be/IvXjSQbCoDY Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra: Hour 50 Update https://youtu.be/GGHY-oOfXtc Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra: Hour 61 Update https://youtu.be/54J-tl6OLoo Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra: Hour 66 Update https://youtu.be/Axt8-PIgXOk Beyond Limits 72 Hour Ultra Results Recap https://youtu.be/npH08xlQS7I Beyond Limits 48 Hour Ultra Results Recap https://youtu.be/q5pQtJPgV2g
33:41
April 16, 2021
Des Linden Gets Her 1st World Record, Runs 50K World Best of 2:59:54
Entering today’s Brooks Running 50K and Marathon in rural Oregon, American Des Linden — and just about everyone else — expected herself to break the 50K world best of 3:07:20 set by Great Britain’s Aly Dixon in 2019. Besting the mark would require Linden to average just under 6:02 per mile — or 2:38:05 for a marathon plus another five miles — well within the capabilities of Linden, a 2:22:38 marathoner (Dixon’s best in 17 marathons is 2:29:06). Less certain: whether Linden would become the first woman under 3:00. Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champ who came two seconds shy of winning the Boston in 2011 and 11 seconds short of making her third Olympic team at the US Olympic Trials in 2020, knows the feeling of just missing a major milestone. Today, she got to experience the other side of it, running 2:59:54 (5:47/mile) to destroy Dixon’s record and, in the process, sneak under that coveted 3:00 mark. This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
35:09
April 16, 2021
April 7, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings
https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
05:59
April 13, 2021
It’s Running With The Burros Race Week
We invite individual runners and runners with burros to compete on a challenging course in the canyons of the southern Sierra Nevada.  Let’s get one thing straight right away. Burro is the Spanish word for donkey, which is the same as an ass. All three words have identical meaning. The jokes write themselves, but ass is a completely proper word not to be avoided.   Burro races are a long tradition in the mining community. Locally, Randsburg, Lone Pine, Death Valley, and Beatty have had burro races as far back as 1897. There were even 2.5 day 42 mile races from Apple Valley to Big Bear. Pack burro racing in the current format has been a tradition since 1949 where runners on foot race long distances with a pack burro as a team (one burro with each runner), guiding them with only a halter, lead rope, voice, and their bond as a team. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=80173  2020 Run with the Burros Photo Album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZP2v1Yc4KcKBRSpT7  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
07:34
April 9, 2021
April 7, 2021 / Being Boring
Up late because I made a final table which isn’t good when trying to get back to my sleep routine the sleep doctor on Clubhouse says we all need.  Besides sitting in on a great clubhouse room on sleep and endurance I also had a good conversation about heart rate monitors.  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
09:37
April 9, 2021
Ultramarathon Math is a B ....
https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
07:29
April 8, 2021
Feeling BLU & SoCal Traffic!
https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
04:56
April 8, 2021
April 6, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings
Endurance Athlete since 1979, Endurance Coach since 2006 and Endurance YouTuber since 2010.  https://twitter.com/AndyNoise https://www.instagram.com/andynoise/ #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
15:00
April 7, 2021
April 6, 2021 / Being Boring
Until the 1980s distance runners in the USA were amateurs for the most part and then the rules were changed and some become professional. Performance in big events was the way you landed a contract. But now a social media following is another route....   That fact remains that for elite runners who are fortunate enough to get one, a shoe contract is the most dependable way to make a living as a pro. But while in previous eras an athlete’s value might be based primarily on podium finishes or qualification for marquee events like the Olympics, the brave new world of influencer marketing and social media has added another dimension. So to what degree have Instagram and Twitter upended the traditional approach for brands that are trying to figure out which athlete to sponsor? https://www.outsideonline.com/2422032/running-sponsorships-noah-droddy  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
09:55
April 7, 2021
Yolanda Holder / The Walking Diva
With her second book, Misty Blue: 3100 Miles of Smiles and Pain, to be published soon, Holder hopes to help dissolve negative stigma around powerwalkers and race walkers, she says. “Runners can look down on walkers, feeling like they’re more superior. I’ve had joggers or slower runners catch up to me and make smart remarks. I’ve been pushed and told to get out of the way. We share the same road.” https://www.irunfar.com/2021/04/werunfar-profile-yolanda-holder.html Holder is also excited to help set the bar for the next generation of athletes. “The ladies in their forties are completely badass. I’m setting an example for those athletes as they get older. By the time they hit their sixties, they’ve gotta’ break Yolanda’s record.”  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
28:18
April 7, 2021
What Makes a Pro Runner Valuable to a Brand?
That fact remains that for elite runners who are fortunate enough to get one, a shoe contract is the most dependable way to make a living as a pro. But while in previous eras an athlete’s value might be based primarily on podium finishes or qualification for marquee events like the Olympics, the brave new world of influencer marketing and social media has added another dimension. So to what degree have Instagram and Twitter upended the traditional approach for brands that are trying to figure out which athlete to sponsor? https://www.outsideonline.com/2422032/running-sponsorships-noah-droddy #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 6, 2021
April 5, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings
#AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 6, 2021
April 5, 2021 / Being Boring
Endurance Athlete since 1979, Endurance Coach since 2006 and Endurance YouTuber since 2010.  https://twitter.com/AndyNoise https://www.instagram.com/andynoise/ #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 5, 2021
April 4, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings
runcandicerun If Day 1 takes courage and bravado to even start Day 2 is pure faith. You have to trust yourself. Trust your body. Everything hurts and it only gets worse as the hot day progresses. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNQElb-Hi1M/ @marshall.ulrich More than a month after finishing the first ever Winter Badwater, I’ve had time to reflect and write about the Fire and Ice Badwater 146 experience. Now you can read Part One, Start to Father Crowley, on my blog. https://marshallulrich.com/blog/fire-and-ice-badwater-146-part-one/ World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich takes 29 seconds off world record to win N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, clocking a stunning 1:04:02.  If a bear starts approaching you, stand your ground, note the wind direction, and adjust so that, if you do fire, the spray won’t fly back at you. https://twitter.com/AndyNoise #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 5, 2021
April 4, 2021/ Being Boring
Need 16 miles to log my second 100 mile week of 2021. The plan was to meet some friends for some miles but they slept in.   So it was me and LetsRun.Com where they talked about who will make the USA Olympic team in the distances races.  Plus they gave air time to a barefoot runner who thinks he can break the World 100 Mile Record at the Doom this summer.  Spoiler Alert: He will fail  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 5, 2021
April 3, 2021/ Endurance Noise & Random Musings
Endurance Athlete since 1979, Endurance Coach since 2006 and Endurance YouTuber since 2010. #plussizeathlete #ultramarathoner #heartfailuresurvivor #dad https://twitter.com/AndyNoise https://www.instagram.com/andynoise/runcandicerun Day 1: Mexico to Patagonia, AZ. I knew based on last year’s attempt that day 1 is hard due to elevation (9000ft mtn climb + lots of climbing- 10,000ft), necessity of carrying a lot of water https://www.instagram.com/p/CNNx3i_HfNB/ @harveylewisultrarunner Ohio Backyard Ultra (Part 3 of 4) Nutrition is king!  Eating Plant Based really is an advantage both in energy, consistency and limited risk of stomach issues both in training as well as racing. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNNyTsMH2YR/ XC and track aren't the same thing. Guy who was 107th at NCAA xc just beat the guy who was 1st. Eduardo Herrera 13:24 FTW. https://letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=10505688Big (33-second) pb for Colorado's Eduardo Herrera to win the men's 5,000 at Hayward Premiere. Considerably smaller pbs for BYU's Conner Mantz & Casey Clinger -- but they will be very pleased to have snuck under the Olympic Trials standard (13:25.00). They'll be back here in June. Also I know at this point we're used to BYU being very good, but I just want to point out that a college team having three guys run 13:26 or faster in the same race is bonkers  In February, a U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that requiring a permit for commercial filming in the national parks is a violation of free speech.  There’s growing evidence that non-motorized treadmills might be more beneficial to your training than traditional treadmills. Here’s what we know: http://bit.ly/mtr-fst #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 4, 2021
April 3, 2021 / Insomnia
This not sleeping is getting old. The days are long enough already but when your logging 3 hours a night ...  Was listening to a room on Clubhouse and turn volume off and decided to record this and then when I listened it was recording the room.  Hope I don’t get kicked off of clubhouse, probably pissed off those in the room. Great bunch of funny actors etc  The sleeplessness is all the more scary because a year ago after my fall the same thing happen and I ended up in the hospital for the first time... #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete  In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 3, 2021
April 2, 2021 / Endurance News & Random Musings
runcandicerun You can follow updates on my 800 mile Arizona Trail adventure here on IG https://www.instagram.com/p/CNKVqtnHMm5/ @badwaterhq At midnight tonight #Badwater267VRelite begins! The 194 Badwater competitors have until the end of April 18 to cover 267 miles (430km) on foot, outdoors, in less than 90 hours of cumulative time, with mandatory Strava tracking https://www.instagram.com/p/CNLiQ6snuNt/ The University of Utah's Whitney Hessler wins the first race at the revamped Hayward Field, running 1500m in a personal best of 4:28.57.   On this day in 1955, Mile legend Wes Santee sets another U.S. Mile record, just missing America’s first sub-4, with a 4:00.5 clocking at the Texas Relays. https://twitter.com/AndyNoise #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 3, 2021
April 2, 2021 / Being Boring
4 days into my 100 mile week challenge and I am right on pace with 58 miles. Woke at 1am and went for s stroll on Night Fall on Elm where I reflected on the Joe Rogan episode with David Choe.  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 3, 2021
April 1, 2021 / Endurance Noise & Random Musings
The last time Hayward Field hosted a track meet... -the marathon world record was 2:02:57-the Nike Oregon Project still existed -Donald Trump had zero impeachments -we were still 18 months away from learning the word “coronavirus” Tomorrow, track is back at Hayward Field.  “The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” Wilma Rudolph, USA, athletics.  Great news for those who think 100 miles is not that far! The Western States 100 announced it'll become a 200-mile race starting in 2022: http://i-rn.fr/WesternStates200 Read our in-depth profile of Yolanda Holder, the iconic powerwalker of American ultrarunning who is now rising in the race-walking ranks: http://i-rn.fr/YolandaHolder Coree Woltering is eyeing another FKT at the Arizona Trail. This weekend he is headed for the Pinhoti Trail too. https://ultrarunning.com/featured/woltering-eyes-another-fkt/ Your most important piece of trail equipment is not your shoes, hydration pack or wrist computer, rather a well-crafted slice of pie.  They thru-hiked its 2,650 miles in 2018, and the seed was sown for attempting what’s known as the triple crown of hiking: the PCT, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.  https://twitter.com/AndyNoise https://www.instagram.com/andynoise/ #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 2, 2021
April 1, 2021 / Being Boring
Little sleep again so I dreaded on Zwift, took a nap and then did some more kilos later and felt good at the end.   Also some more Clubhouse talk and a not obvious reason I am a fan of the app.  #AND3RSON #HeartFailureSurvivor #EnduranceAthlete In March of 2020, I slipped on the illegally dumped cooking grease in front of John’s Burger and couldn’t walk for 6 weeks. This was my first injury since I started Endurance Training in 1979. Then in late April of 2020, I ended up in the hospital for the first time in my life. The diagnosis was Congestive Heart Failure.   This Vlog / Podcast documents my Sixth Decade of Endurance Training. The past Decade was about HOW FAR I could go.  This Decade will be about HOW FAST can I go post Congestive Heart Failure. https://linktr.ee/AND3RSON
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April 2, 2021