Here are some cool links we found and wanted to share:
There are many good strategies to use when running the New York City Marathon. Throwing up at the start is probably not one of them. My friend Syd was in for a long day after he puked early in the 2011 race last November. He never got back the nutrients and water he’d lost, but kept running until Mile 18, around 96th Street on the course, when he felt like a bag of garbage. Then he started walking. It wasn’t his first marathon – it was his sixth, interspersed with 23 half-marathons – but it was maybe the hardest. (more)
This trailer is my favorite video this week. Looking forward to the movie. Anthill does a great job with these.
Last week I said I was thinking about doing a certain race. A person close by said “have you trained for that?” Well no, actually, I don’t know that I ever call what I do training. I rarely stick to one activity long enough to call it training. When I feel like running, I run. When I feel like lifting, I lift. When I feel like circuits, I circuit. And when I feel like riding, I ride. I don’t have a schedule that says how many miles I’m going to do on a particular day. I do what I want. Training schedules aren’t the boss of me. (more)
There’s something about dads and daughters and bikes. My favourite memories of my dad are set to the soundtrack of his 1972 deep green CCM tick-tick-ticking as we rode wherever we were going together. Come spring, my dad and I would haul out a big bucket of soapy water and a pile of rags and clean off our bikes on our front stoop in the sunshine. Now, all these years later, Derek and Anna Sierra are creating their own Daddy-Daughter bike traditions. Listening to them plan adventures together makes my heart sing. (more)
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