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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….

10 tips to get started as a runner.

Here is a good post questioning what natural running means.

Father’s day gift ideas for fathers who are runners and enjoy beer.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place Twitter tomorrow night.

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….

Here are some good thoughts on National Running Day.

Here are some great nutrition tips.

Finally, don’t forget, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night. 

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….

An oral history of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

A story on Reid Coolsaet’s efforts to break the Canadian men’s record in the marathon.

Looking to do a beer mile? Here are some tips.

This post was a good reminder that it was time for me to go through my own drawer of running clothes.

Here are some useful thoughts on planning a marathon if your finishing time is important.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

StrideBox

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Tonight I had something extra to look forward to at the end of my run home from work. Last month after learning about StrideBox on #runchat I decided to join in order to test it out.

For those of you not familiar with StrideBox, for $15 per month or $20 for those of us in Canada, you receive a box of samples. I think this is a great idea and was looking forward to receiving my first box ever since I saw their tweet saying that boxes for May had been mailed.

So what did I get in my first StrideBox? There is a recovery bar, a gel, a packet of protein powder, Sport Beans, Honey Stinger Energy Chews, an energy bar called Bonk Breaker, some blister bands, a water bottle cleaner tablet and a Klitch footwear clip .

Without even having tried any of the products I am pleased with what I received. The nutrition products, most of which I have never tried before, alone will save me a couple of tips to the store and the shoe clip that will allow me to clip my shoes to my backpack is a great idea.

To top it all off, I was sent a bonus box in error so I get to enjoy all of the products twice!

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….

Reasons for supporting local farmer’s markets. My daughter and I visit ours every Saturday.

Here are some thoughts on whether it is better to cut a long run short when things don’t feel right.

Could the Ottawa Marathon records be in danger due to a strong elite field this year?

Finally, the latest #runchat takes place on Twitter tomorrow night.

On another note, if you did not see Thursday’s post head here to enter my book giveaway. You could  win a copy of Running on Air by Budd Coates!

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…

Here’s a good reminder not to get too worked up if things don’t go quite as planned the day before a race.

Here is a great story about a runner overcoming challenges to finish the Boston Marathon.

If you are like me and trying to qualify for Boston here are 11 tips for qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

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.

I won’t be running it but here is a good strategy and race guide for those of you doing the Goodlife Toronto Marathon next weekend.

The story behind the latest cover of Boston Magazine.

Ever wonder what it is like for an elite runner when things don’t go as planned? Here’s Reid Coolsaet‘s recap of his DNF in Rotterdam.

Here are this week’s stories…

Finally, the next #runchat takes place on Twitter tomorrow night.

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. With the events that took place earlier this week this weeks stories are a collection of some of the best stories and blog posts regarding Boston that I came across.

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…

Here’s a story about how the actions of the staff at Marathon Sports following the bombings.

Here is a story about some of the many acts of kindness following the bombings.

The bombings in Boston symbolize an attack on our freedom.

Here is a story about a doctor who went from runner to medic in moments.

How watching a marathon can restore your faith in human nature.

A comment on the bombings from A whole lot of soles.

Palmetto Runner on the loss of innocence for running.

Scott from iRunnerBlog on the support from the running community following the bombings.

From Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon here are some thoughts on the Boston Marathon finish.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night with a focus on the positive things runners and the running community do.

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 is an amazing story, 91 year-old runs 3:04 marathon.

With warmer weather on the way, although you wouldn’t know that after the weather we had here yesterday, here are tips for getting used to running in the heat.

Advice for anyone running the Boston Marathon for the first time on Monday.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

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…

Here’s a great idea, Paris Marathon will generate power from runners.

Advice on how to run your best marathon.

Tips on pacing for long runs.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Titter tomorrow night.