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 weekâ€™s storiesâ€¦
Breakfast tips for runners.
5 reasons to bring a phone on your run. I always have mine for numbers 1 and 5.
Man with terminal cancer runs 50 marathons in 50 states.
Tonight I was planning to get in a bit of a tempo run with a 10 km run including 7 km at marathon pace on the schedule.
I managed to get in my planned run in the end but things did not go exactly as planned. I generally with a Blackberry in my hand as my job involves dealing with time sensitive requests that I have to keep an eye on after I leave work. It also allows me to have a phone handy if I need to call home or if I want to take a picture of something I see along the way.
As a result, this can be both a nuissance and an advantage. Tonight was a case where it represented more of a nuissance as I continued to work while I ran home. As a result, I ended stopping a number of times to respond to messages.
In the end I ended up completing 9.3 km in 42 minutes with 7 km of that total being at a tempo pace of 4:30/km or less. I did complete the run at my intended pace. However, the real result was that I ended up getting home later than expected due to the stops I made.
Do you ever find yourself working while you run? Do you run with a phone?