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OpenBig-League Chew.  

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” on Netflix:  
HURT 100 Congrats!Book of HURT:  
Hawaii Ultra Rundown  
Tarahumara SandalsThere’s a book, “Born to Run”, by Christopher McDougall:  

Iskiate, or Chia Fresca.  Link to the recipe:  

There are a lot of interesting facts about the Raramuri.  You can find a bunch of them @    
Raramuri huarache sandals they make from leather and tires.   There is a site that shows how to make these:  

You can also buy these: Modern version of Tarahumara sandals:

DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit
Xeroshoes donates 5% of the purchase price to the Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Fund to provide support.”  
Toughening up bare feet – It was a site in the 90’s/early 2000s that had a bunch of crazy “experiments” on it. It is still available on web archive:    
Difference between Male and Female running shoes.Article from  

This is another pretty simple but good synopsis of the differences:  
Top Lace Holes on Shoes“Runner’s Loop; tutorials on this, and a bunch of other lacing methods are available @:  
100 Miler listGear List for Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji:    
Daniel’s Laws of running  
Strava’s new HeatmapLink to Strava’s Global Heatmap:  
Google earthGoogle Earth Home:  
Spooky trailsVolcano National Park Maps:  
National Geodetic Survey Data Explorer  Bone up on your landmark knowledge @  

Most survey marks were set by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey (now called the National Geodetic Survey); information for those marks is available online. For further assistance, contact the National Geodetic Survey at 301-713-3242 or  

For information about marks set by the USGS, contact the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center at   You can see the NGS datasheet associated with that landmark @:  
What’s VO2 Max?c|net, “VO2 max: Everything you need to know”:  

The Running Channel:  

Daniels Running Formula:

How to increase it:  

What’s a good one?  

Do watches measure it accurately (p. 42 of the manual)?  

GARMIN Support, “What Is VO2 Max Estimate and How Does It Work?”:  

“Accuracy of Garmin and Polar Smart Watches to Predict VO2max” Snyder, Nikolas C.; Willoughby, Courtney A.; Smith, Bryan K. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 
May 2017 – Volume 49 – Issue 5S – p 761:  
Garmin 945XT Trail activity (on GARMIN 945XT)Manual:  

Gives a trail map, and flashes elevation gain on steep uphills.

Getting to navigation from an activity screen.  

Also, an Ultra Run activity :O (p. 9 of the manual).  

Turning Off VO2 Max. Recording: You can disable VO2 max. recording for ultra-run and trail run activities if you do not want these run types to affect your VO2 max. estimate (About VO2 Max. Estimates, page 42).  
1. Hold.
2. Select Settings > Activities & Apps.
3. Select Trail Run or Ultra Run.
4. Select the activity settings.
5. Select Record VO2 Max. > Off.  

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