Friday Five: Reading About Running—Nov 29, 2013

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My weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

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Friday Five: Reading About Running—Nov 8, 2013

Why Running in the Rain is AwesomeMy weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

10 Reasons Why Running in the Rain is Awesome, Adventure Inspired
It occurred to me that the few times I’ve run in the rain, it’s been significantly more fun than the same route would be if the skies were clear, and here’s why.

Running in the Dark, The Logic of Long Distance
The fall time change means one thing for me — running in the dark.

Proper T-Shirt Etiquette, Bad Ben’s Trail Running Site
A tongue-in-cheek review of the sometimes superstitious regard runners and triathletes have for their finisher shirts.

Scott Feschuk learns to jog, Sportsnet
Master of the delaying tactic of the shoe-tie. Tragically injured in the noble pursuit of the 10K. Scott Feschuk: jogger.

The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes, Breaking Muscle
You may be noticing the word “fascia” (aka connective tissue) is a hot topic right now in all body related fields. But before we get to why fascia matters to athletes, here is a brief primer about why it’s getting so much attention these days.


Friday Five: Reading About Running—Nov 1, 2013

a lot of running shoesMy weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

Marathon as Melting Pot, New York Times
Striving Immigrants Find Long Distance Running Far From Lonely in New York City

Sick? Go Run With A Sports Drink, Competitor
Sports drinks can do more than simply fuel your long runs and races.

Baseball is like the Marathon, Toni Reavis
Both sports require the ability to endure a long, gruelling task, be it months of training and 26.2 miles of racing, or months of a 162-game season.

Marx was wrong about alienation, but also kinda right, The Logic of Long Distance
Marx must have been a runner.

25 Things Non-Runners Don’t Get About Runners, BuzzFeed
What makes intelligent and rational people become runners? And will non-runners ever understand them?

After the Marathon :-)

I can definitely relate!

You may not be wearing your medal today, but take it from us, people can spot a marathon hero from a mile away

8 Stages of Marathon Running

With my first marathon coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to share this video that has been making the rounds lately.

From the excitement of Mile 1, to the shock of Mile 5 and the despair of Mile 19, nothing’s quite like the emotional roller coaster of running a marathon. This cartoon takes a look into the mind of a first time marathon runner as he experiences everything from Runner’s High, Runner’s Trots, and hitting “The Wall,” all over the course of 26.2 miles.