Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Runner's Roundup for April 23, 2014

What's your perfect pre-run meal? I personally prefer a banana. That's one of the many things I have in common with primates. (The other is a tail) (via +Rock Creek Runner)

How to start running again after a long break? Slow and steady is the key. It usually is for most things. Unless there's a fire. Then, fast and frantic work best. (via +Outside Magazine)

East Tennessee man runs double marathon to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon. The last thing I had a double of? Burrito. (via +WVLT Local 8 News)

Simple but effective running techniques! My secret technique? I alternate my feet. That's left then right, left then right. It's working out so far. (via +Running Shoes Guru)

Races in Chicago this May! Go run, Chicago. Go run until you forget how terrible this winter has been. (via +Tracy Swartz)

Some pictures of an ancient running game developed by the world's best long-distance runners. My favorite game to play when running is 'Can I make it home before peeing myself.' I usually win. (via +Imgur)

A place to upload and find race photos! Great idea. Can't even be witty about it. (via +Bib Tagger)

12 things never to do during a marathon. #13: your taxes. Unless you want to be running from the IRS next. (via +Sports Illustrated)

Reddit's weekly running pictures! Runners sometimes run in such pretty places. Yesterday, I ran under a bridge and saw a crow eating a skunk. These pictures are...refreshing, after a thing like that. My favorite below. (via +reddit)

Notice the distinct lack of skunks and crows


  1. I'm your parent's friend from Sierra Leone (now in MA) and have really enjoyed reading your blog. I told your mother that some day when you're ready to run the marathon, you'll have a place to stay. She told me that might be a while!

    Today's topic PF is a subject that is near and dear to my heart -- or maybe I should say my foot. All the things you've mentioned help to lessen the pain, but NOTHING works as well as wearing clogs. I wear Sanita brand, but Dansko is also popular. Give 'em a try. I live in these clogs and haven't had a PF pain in years.

    1. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog! I had actually never heard of clogs being a remedy before, but I will definitely check them out. I'll keep you updated!