Long Run Report, September 22, 2013

Long Run, September 22, 2013

My longest run of the current marathon cycle—and the wettest! This was the ‘big event’ of the clinic, and we were joined by runners from the Broadway Running Room as well as the VanRun club. Some of us slower runners started an hour early at 7:45 am, so we could … Continue reading

Friday Five: Reading About Running

Build Mental Muscle. Image by Comrade, via RunnersWorld.com

Image by Comrade, via RunnersWorld.com

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.

Why Does My GPS Say the Race Was Long?

SeaWheeze GPS Route

Anybody who has run a race with a GPS has probably noticed that their device says that they ran longer than the ‘official’ length. This has led many people complain to the race director that their course was poorly measured. In fact it is one of the most often complaints … Continue reading

Skechers GOrun 2 Supreme Review

Skechers GOrun 2 Supreme sole view

One cool thing about being a pacer at Saturday’s Vancouver Eastside 10K was that, I received a free pair of shoes from Skechers—one of the event sponsors.  Here’s a quick review. My First Impression of the Skechers GOrun 2 The Skechers GOrun 2 Supreme are an interesting hybrid of minimalist shoes with cushioning … Continue reading

The Marathon Monster in Me

BMO Vancouver Marathon In Training 2014

I think I’ve created a marathon monster. I haven’t even completed my first full marathon yet, and I just signed up for a second!  Registration opened this afternoon for the BMO Vancouver Marathon—taking place on May 4, 2014—and I was one of the first hundred or so people to sign … Continue reading