It is time again for another set of my favourite stories and blog posts from the week. As always, if you came across anything you think is worthy of mention here do not hesitate to post a link in the comments.
The New York Marathon will be getting a new set of apps that will make it easier to track the progress of runners. Sounds cool. Hopefully other races will be able to offer similar technology in the future.
Is soft hard on the body?
Not really a surprise here but good to read if you are just starting to train for a marathon, the importance of mileage to marathon training.
Here is an important article as the current heat wave continues. Stay cool with health boosting foods.
The next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.
Once again it is time for Saturday stories. As always, if you came across any blog posts or articles this past week that I have missed feel free to post a link below.
Here are this week’s stories:
A blog post about an interesting study on hydration during a race.
What do you do with your race medals? Here’s an idea.
Do you wonder whether or not you should eat before a run?
Here’s an article on why exercise makes us feel good.
Should you use sport drinks or gels to fuel for a run?
Do you run with or without headphones?
Here’s a podcast on the importance of recovery.
Finally, the latest #runchat is tomorrow night.
Once again here is a selection of stories and posts that I came across over the past week. As always, if you came across a story or post I have missed don’t hesitate to post a link below.
I found this article to be a little one-sided but interesting nonetheless as it poses the question of why anyone would run a marathon.
This week marked the 30th anniversary of Terry Fox’s death. Read about how his legacy thrives after all these years.
How to build a strong foundation before you start training.
I hope I am still this active when I hit 80. Ed Whitlock still going strong at 80.
A good read about setting your pace for a marathon.
Thinking of trying barefoot running? You might want to have a look at this study.
I found this yesterday and it was relevant for me because I am running an evening race tonight. Nutrition tips for evening races.
If you have not yet noticed, #runchat now has a Facebook page.
Once again here is a compilation of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the week.
As always, if you came across anything you think is worthy of mentioning here don’t hesitate to post a link below.
Late blunder almost costs runner the title at Grandma’s Marathon.
My profile of the Antarctica Marathon Wednesday attracted the attention of someone who is running the race. Dean will be running the race next year and race money for a great cause in doing so.
Here’s a great story about a runner who saved the life of another runner during a half-marathon. It sure shows how valuable knowing first aid and CPR can be. Somehow he still managed to finish the race after saving a life!
Running through the pain: 11 year old girl falls and breaks her wrist during a 4.2 km race and keeps going!
Former homeless man to run Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon.
Finally, the next #runchat is tomorrow night. If you’re not doing anything at 8:00 check it out on Twitter.
It is time for another series of Saturday Stories. Here is this week’s list of some of my favourite articles and blog posts of the week.
As always, if you came across a story I missed feel free to post a link to it below.
As it gets hotter outside, this guide to hydration is worth reading.
Want to know how to Tweet while racing? Here are some road rules of tweeting.
Think you might be overdoing it? Here 10 signs you need a rest day.
I just saw this trailer for “The Athlete” about the life of Abebe Bikila. Looks like another running movie to add to the list of movies I want to see.
Looking to set some personal bests this summer? Take a look at this article about how many times a year you can race in peak form.
Can a bad run be an early warning sign for illness?
Finally, the next #runchat will take place tomorrow night at 8:00.
It’s Saturday morning and that means it is time for the most interesting stories and blog posts I came across this week. Hope you enjoy!
From Runner’s World 7 races every runner should run
The benefits of running outweigh the risks.
Do your long runs do more harm than good?
Do you practice yoga? The benefits of yoga for runners.
More on negative attitudes toward marathons in Toronto and a good reply to those negative attitudes.
The 10 Commandments of Marathons Running.
Can running in minimalist shoes strengthen your feet and legs?
Finally, the next #runchat takes place tomorrow night at 8:00.
As for myself, I am headed out shortly for a 6.5 km run. Feels weird to be going for such a short run but race day is only 1 week away now. How far are you running today?