1. Jason Fitzgerald’s Boston report. Lotta good stuff in here
2. How does alcohol affect your performance?
3. Dynamic warmups make you stronger and faster
1. Handy post on GPS watch accuracy
2. This post and the comments were entertaining, and insightful
3. Why traditional ab work won’t prevent injury or make you faster
5. Having a rough day? Watch this and smile. I did (her first ever roller coaster ride)
I was looking for something in a storage box today at lunch and happened to find a baseball that I had feared was long gone.
“Official Southern League”
Of course, dad put our name on our REAL Barons ball
This ball was a could ball from a Birmingham barons game in 1982. We were on the third base side kinda low, when a pop fly landed two seats away from my dad and into an open seat. I’ve never…
1. You’ve heard of “Air Jordans.” How about a “Run Jordan?”
2. Regular exercise reverses the affect of aging on your skin
3. Pete Larson finds an old but fascinating article on running–from 1885!
4. Suspicious bags at the Boston finish line
5. Boston commemorates one year since the bombing
1. Stop negative talk (or thoughts) and you will run faster
2. I don’t know that I’d consider this a “letdown”
3. Musings of an ultra marathon spectator
4. Ian Sharman’s Lake Sonoma race recap. ( I LOVE his last pic)
5. Lake Sonoma 50 miler results. Zach Miller won for the men. Emily Harrison for the women.
1. What’s in your race suitcase?
2. Top five tips for road race etiquette
3. 70,000 runners enter the Chicago Marathon lottery
4. In 2013 more than 2 million runners finished a 13.1 as women finisher rates continue to grow
5. In 2013, 1,100 marathons in the US generated 541,000 finishers
If you don’t follow ultra and trail running, you likely haven’t heard of Jared Campbell or the Barkley Marathons. If you do, then you know what sort of feat it is to just finish this race, much less finish twice. Without a doubt it is one of, if not the, toughest 100-mile races in the world. You get twice the normal amount of 100-mile race time–60 hours, You climb and descend more than…
1. Couple wear crazy costumes in marathons to fund overseas adoption of child
2. Stop blowing off strides
3. The fastest runners aren’t always the fastest racers
4. How Wilson Kipsang set the marathon world record
5. Are you programmed to enjoy exercise?
1. Dane doesn’t hold back here
2. Altra has given Hoka a first real competitor in this type of shoe. Here’s a comparison
3. This puts the “functional” in functional strength and stability: the 100-up
4. Blake Mycoskie (Toms founder) lives an active lifestyle
5. Why you should embrace running slow
47. I’m 47 today. Doesn’t bother me much, except when I think about the number. Just seems kind of high, doesn’t it? I had more trouble processing 30 than I have other ages. Thirty was “grown-up” time. It signified to me that youth was at an end, and adulthood and responsibility and hair loss was eminent.
I thought it might be fun to work up an intermediate bucket list of things I’d like…
1. Not exactly running related, but this is the best treatment on iPhone battery drain I’ve seen
2. We need to talk about getting more women into ultra
3. Excellent response to the “running will kill you” junk that’s been floating of late
1. Kenenisa Bekele wins his marathon debut in 2:05:03 atParis
2. Jared Campbell’s Barkley Marathons race report--you need to read this
3. How to be mentally tough for a 100-mile race
4. This was a great read, and funny, too