Put your old kicks to good use
Your old running shoes can be turned into material used to build tracks, basketball courts and tennis courts through the Nike Reuse A Shoe program. It looks like the closest place you can donate is the Nike Outlet store in Grove City, Pa.
Beats you can sweat to
I hesitate to post this because musical tastes are so subjective (that’s why I stopped posting “Download it” selections), but these songs to beat boredom from Shape.com seem to have a broad appeal. Load up the old iPod, hit the ‘mill and enjoy!
Saltines are good for you(r form)
Find out how you can improve your running form with a couple of saltine crackers (no, really).
14 Injuries to watch for
Here are the 14 most common fitness injuries, according to Outside magazine. These aren’t all specifically running-related, but most of us do more than run.
Image by Adam Voorhes for Runners World
Don’t go down this dead end
I could’ve written this myself. If you missed this article “Running on Empty” in the March issue of Runners World magazine, be sure to give it a read now and watch for it in runners you know. It’s a dark and winding road, but there are frequent exits.
T-shirt of the week
For the pessimistic, race-weary veteran runner:
“Some sucky race, some sucky place. They can’t all be PRs and Sunshine”
Available here in various styles.