Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Runner's Roundup for June 4, 2014

10 things you should do to become a slower runner. #11: Listen to Achy-Breaky Heart on repeat during your run. You will eventually pass out on the side of the road, blood pouring from your ears. (via We Run and Ride)

Controversy surrounding the broken five minute beer mile record. What, did the person "hop" too much during their attempt? Were their too many "hops" all around? Do you get the "joke" yet? (via +The Wall Street Journal)

91 year old woman sets marathon record in San Diego. Elsewhere, a 25 year old blogger cuts his run short because his tummy hurts. (via +Charlotte Observer)

10 sunscreen safety rules for runners. I wish I could tan. My skin tends to go from porcelain white to fire engine red in about thirty seconds of sunlight exposure. (via +Saltmarsh Running)

You should know about Joan Benoit, the woman who won the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984. Didn't predict that, did you, Orwell? (via +Wikipedia)

Below, a reporter tries to keep up with two marathon runners. As revenge next week, those marathon runners will bother her when she's writing. Tit for tat. (via +Universal Sports Network)

Today is National Running Day! That makes tomorrow National Sore Legs Day.

Meet American's fastest kindergarten teacher. The protein he eats for recovery? Paste. (via +RunningTimesMagazine)

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