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Spicy foods are good for you…and your running. Find out why and get a few super-simple recipes here.
Want to get faster? Start by training your brain.
Just scarfed down everything in the pantry? Ask yourself these three questions when you overeat.
While winter isn’t the time most of us focus on speedwork, here are 5 Key speed workouts every new runner should do.
Mark Remy of Runner’s World brings to light 8 Running Injuries No One Ever Talks About.
A calorie is a calorie? Nope. C’mon…you knew that couldn’t be right, right? I mean, a calorie of Doritos is not processed by your body in the same way that a calorie of, say, broccoli is. Mark Sisson lays out 7 common calorie myths we need to stop believing.
Did you hear? Crazy Eyes (who doesn’t look crazy in these photos) is running Boston this year. Maybe I’ll get to guide her to the bus or something if I get picked as a Boston volunteer (yep…even THAT is competitive!).
No time for strength training? Surely you can find 15 minutes for Nike’s Strength Workout for Runners.
For those who prefer simplicity:
The best athletes don’t stress about missing a workout. Well, that’s what Eat to Perform says in this blog post: 10 Things the Best Athletes Do (That you don’t). I sort of object to that parenthetical statement because A.) We’re all athletes, B.) Eat to Perform doesn’t really know if you do these things…it’s possible you do, right? ANYWAY…still worth reading…some interesting info.
I see new marathoners make this mistake all the time — running their long runs too fast. Runners World explains why you should do long runs at a slower pace.
4 common running mistakes to avoid in 2015.
Remy’s World: 9 Great New Year’s Resolutions from Stock Photo Runners
If you didn’t see “Frozen,” you won’t really get this, but….
The 20 Most Realistic Running Resolutions Ever (“1. Do not sign up for races when you have had more than two cocktails.” That’s some serious advice, right there).
Runner’s World has 6 ways you can slim down without starving.
Plantar Fasciitis plagues 10% of the running community. It’s painful, debilitating, and disheartening. Competitor.com runs down some of the newest techniques in fighting it here. (P.S. I battled it briefly…and switched to wearing a low heel at work, which I think helped me tremendously).
Looking for a challenge for 2015? How about running 2,015 miles? Join Run the Edge in this year-long challenge: You can “fly solo, partner up, or team up.” Details here.
And now I have this song stuck in my head:
In poor form? Don’t know? Here 5 of the most common running form mistakes.
Useful and timeless: Runner’s World’s 25 Golden Rules of Running
Think it’s too cold to ride your bike in Erie in winter? Tell that to this guy.
The film Unbroken, which is based on the book about the life of Olympic athlete Louis “Louie” Zamperini and his struggles as a WWII prisoner of War, opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25. (P.S. If you’ve not read the book, you should — it’s just…amazing).
53 marathons in 53 days: Amy Hughes ran into the record books, finishing her 53rd marathon in as many days — not only beating the women’s record, but the men’s, too. You go, girl!
Can we all just agree to never…ever…tell my husband about this running shop?
Rhut Rho….Tennessee has banned runners from a new state park trail. I’d totally run there. What are they going to do? (I can be like that.)
Competitor.com has found 7 “transformative” pieces of running tech for 2015.
Keep your eye on 4th place:
For the angry marathoner….
Also…is it just me…or do her
claws nails freak you out, too?
Newbie’s guide to shoes: How to buy running shoes.
Putting compression socks on is always a struggle. Runner’s World has figured it out. Check it out.
Chug four, run one: After discovering an unexpected talent for running while imbibing, a Texas-based mother of six finds herself the top-seeded woman going into the inaugural Beer-Mile World Championships.
Ever wonder what — exactly — Gu is? Wonder no more.
(I should buy this for my daughter, Lauren):
Your “feel good” story of the week: 91 year old marathoner is a true inspiration.
How cold is too cold to run? Some solid advice here.
For the ladies (or long-haired guys): Easy mid-length hairstyles (though…none…none…will beat my friend Heather D.’s indestructible ‘do. Her hair looks exactly the same at the start and finish of every marathon/race).
Also for the ladies (or maybe some guys…not judging :-)) — turns out some runners really should wear heels. Maybe this is why my one & only battle with the dreaded plantar fasciitis ended so quickly — I almost always wear a low heel.
At the movies: Memorable Running Scenes
Um…hello….it’s a Turkey Trot shirt with a “Hungry Games” theme and 12 colors representing the 12 districts (and tie-dye for the Capitol , i.e. volunteers & race officials). That’s just cool. Props to Dave Comi, ERC president, for the concept and Creative Imprint Systems, for the the artwork & silkscreening.
The Runner’s tool box: 5 Best recovery aids for runners.
Used bikes….not cheap. Bikes from Lance Armstrong film are up for sale.
FKT — the story behind the newest acronym in running. That’s one combination of letters I’m just never going to need.
New York Times: Wearable gear & apps to make running more fun.
T-shirt of the Week