Friday Five: Reading About Running

Build Mental Muscle. Image by Comrade, via

Image by Comrade, via

My weekly curation of miscellaneous article on running:

How to Build Mental Muscle, Runner’s World
New research reveals that if you really want that PR, you have to train your brain—hard.

How to Eat a Gel on The Run, Coach Caleb
The vast majority of runners are taking gels as their fuel source during long runs and races. Here is how to make that work, so you don’t choke on the gel or drop the packet.

Does Music Help During A Run? The Results Are Mixed, Competitor
Insights on the effects of music on the running experience and performance.

Why you should throw away those cushy running shoes — for your knees and fashion sense, National Post
Fashion statement? Check. Combination of rubber and plastics technology and savvy marketing? Check. Good for running? Not so fast…

How to find time to run, Walk Jog Run
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can seem an elusive task. But where there’s a will, there’s a way.

10 Steps To Running A Marathon—You Really Can Do It!, Refinery29
Motivated now, but wondering how you’re possibly going to make it 26.2 miles to the finish? The truth: it’s going to be tough. But with the right preparation, you can do it! Here’s how.

About Yuri

I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
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