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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.

Saturday Stories

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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…

Tips to keep you warm while you run over the winter.

An artcile on which running shoe is best for you.

A post about the importance of hill training.

Some tips to help you start training for a spring marathon.

June

Since the Ottawa Marathon takes place in June and it has been a goal race for the past five years June has ended up being, by default, a transition month. By that I mean it has become a month where for the most part I run without any set goals and just aim to keep running regularly.

Part of that comes from having run a marathon in late May and taking my time to ease back into heavy mileage and more intense workouts. This week is the first week where I am looking to increase my mileage over my previous week. That should not be too difficult considering last week was a 40 km week.

The other part of that comes from the fact that the Ottawa Marathon has tended to be my focus for the first five months of the year. I don’t plan out the rest of my year until after race weekend.

It usually doesn’t take me long to make plans for the rest of the year after race weekend but there is a bit of a delay. This year it took me a couple of weeks to commit to a fall marathon after race weekend.

The fact that there aren’t many races around here in June helps keep it a relatively quiet month for me. For now I will continue that trend by focusing on slowly building my overall mileage up after a slow period.

What are your plans for June?