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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
* The harsh truth: Running on Instagram versus Running in Reality
* Who is making big money off your race fees? Running’s most lucrative marathons. (This does not suprise me….I think the $175 registration fee for Boston is insane, but I love my husband so I paid the ransom)
* For the ladies: The undress lets you change in public…without ever getting naked. Interesting. At first I was like….stupid…but then I watched it & thought…well…hey…it would be useful. Women…what do you think?
* Are online race registration companies scamming you? Let’s just name names, folks — we’re talking about Active and the answer is…Probably. Word to the wise — if you register for any events on Active…be very, very, very careful about what you agree to and read every single line, box & pop up.
In case your kids still have any candy…that you’re still sneaking when they go to bed:
* Outrunning depression: Teen Running Group Seeks the Mind-Body Link.
* Best throwaway gear to keep warm before a race. Though…if you show up in a bathrobe, you may be laughed at. Of course, it’s no less ridiculous than the widely accepted black garbage bag everyone walks around in.
* I didn’t even know there were obstacle course specific shoes, but…apparently there are & Runner’s World reviewed them.
* This Runner’s World writer is right: Thin-shaming is as bad as fat-shaming and…there is a real person behind all those blog posts and article your read on the Internet (and elsewhere). BTW, I almost never read comments on any articles or blog posts on the web (I am notified of mine, so I do see those) because it often destroys my faith in humanity.
* Can you chew your way to a PR? Good news for me as I’m a chronic gum chewer.
This is pretty freakin’ awesome. And, I’d have totally done this, too:
Yep, this is me:
Muscle imbalances can lead to injury. Here how to fix them.
It’s not easy, but if you can master the negative splits strategy, you will enjoy a real advantage in races.
A different kind of 400s track workout. Change your 400s speedwork up a bit with this workout.
Why you should start loving and appreciating your body as it is right now. (And, as runners, we should REALLY appreciate it because it does some kick-a#$ stuff for us!)
What does it mean that so many voices out there insist that the body is something to despise because it is too fat, sinful, ugly, sexual, old or brown? That we teach each other, in thousands of blatant and quiet ways, to think we are shameful? That our bodies are something to be overcome, beaten into submission or to be despised?
Ladies, check out this new Bia Sport watch designed just for you by a female triathlete. At nearly $300, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see it on my wrist, but….a girl can dream, right?
It’s just common courtesy, right?
* An Ultramarathoner trying to run across the country in an inflatable ball had to be rescued by the Coast Guard.
* Planning to go to Boston in 2016? Here’s what you need to know