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Saturday Stories

20131123-083252 It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below. 

Here are this week’s stories… 

A list of things that make Canadian runners angry.

Good advice here for those of you training for a spring marathon.

5 common running mistakes.

Nutrition for Runners: Roasted Beet and Potato Soup

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Tonight’s recipe is one I saw posted by Canadian Running Magazine last week. You can find the full recipe here.

I decided to make this soup for dinner Sunday and it turned out to be a great option following a 20 km run in the cold. Not only did it help warm me up but it tasted great!

When making it I almost decided to leave out the potato croutons but was glad I chose to make them in the end. They end up tasting like homefries and made for a tasty addition to the soup.

You’ll note that the recipe says it makes three servings. I ended up with enough to feed my wife and I along with the two kids and had enough left over to take to work for lunch Tuesday.

Christmas Wishlist for Runners

With  Christmas fast approaching I decided to put together a list of ideas for the runner on your list.  Here are some of my suggestions:

  • Books are a great idea. There are many good books on running out there. Here is a list of suggestions I put together, some I have already read and others that I want to read.  You could also get them a subscription to their favourite running magazine like Canadian Running or Runner’s World.
  • Energy bars and gels make for great stocking stuffers since runners are always looking for carbs to fuel their runs. I like GU Roctane gels and Clif Bars. If you are looking to get them something different check out these new gel options made with maple syrup – Endurance Tap and Untapped.
  • With winter approaching wamr gear is a must in many places now. If you know a runner like me who is often misplacing them gloves are a great option. You can find several options here.
  • Injury prevention and recovery are very important for runners. I have the following items that have been very useful in helping me recover from long runs and precent injury – a foam roller, a Pro-Tec Roller Massager which is great for calf muscles and  a Prostretch Plus which is useful for stretching tight hamstrings and calf muscles.
  • Finally, if you are out of other ideas a race entry. Whether it is a local race or an out of town race in a location you want to visit a race entry would be appreciated by any runner on your list.

That is just a short list for now. i may add to it if I think of anything else to add as Christmas approaches.

What would be on your wishlist?

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

This running ostrich caused some traffic chaos in Saudi Arabia.

Here’s another study about the health benefits of running.

Here is a good approach to racing and preparing for races.

Here is a good article about the history of Canadian running.

Finally, for some humour here are top 10 signs your medal collection is out of control.