Author: Trotzendorff

Quick Links — Week 17

«Run­ning and the Sci­ence of Men­tal Tough­ness» — Mariska van Sprun­del, The MIT Press «A Runner’s Adven­ture in Antarc­tic» — Sandy Lam, Trail Sis­ters «He Ran Marathons in Prison. Boston’s Was Eas­i­er.» — Patri­cia Leigh Brown, The New York Times «Ultra­run­ner vs. Tes­la — Run­ning 242 Miles» — Nick Bare, YouTube «Run­ning Is a Metaphor. Until You Hurt Your Foot» — Bren­dan Leonard, Out­side Mag­a­zine «The Best Run­ning Dogs: 8 Best Breeds For Run­ning Com­pan­ions» — Amber Say­er, Marathon Hand­book «Get­ting to Know a Trail Ultra­ma­rathon Course» — Bry­on Pow­ell, iRun­Far Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Aerial photograph of a man running down a winded road.

«To run is to feel your age»

When Beau Miles became 42, he ran 42 kilo­me­ters. Not the full length of a marathon though. So he wait­ed 71 days longer, until he became 42.195 years old — and ran 42.195 kilo­me­ters. «To cel­e­brate being alive». The film he has made about this run is a won­der­ful small masterpiece.

Quick Links — Week 16

«The Sci­ence On What Vari­ables Pre­dict Trail Run­ning Per­for­mance» — David Roche, Trail Run­ner Mag­a­zine «Run­ner Car­olyn Su Cre­ates Space for Peo­ple of Col­or to Feel at Home in the Sport» — Out­side Mag­a­zine (Spon­sored) «Cor­rect run­ning foot place­ment: how to achieve the per­fect form» — Har­ry Bull­more, Live­Science «What is a Hut-to-Hut Run­ning Adven­ture and How Do You Plan One?» — Mor­gan Tilton, Run­ner’s World «Race Direc­tor Dave McGillivray Fin­ish­es Run­ning His 50th Boston Marathon» — CBS Boston, YouTube «Spir­it of the Marathon, Hop­kin­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts — A mon­u­ment to the win­ner of the 1946 Boston Marathon, Greek run­ner Stylianos Kyr­i­akides» — Atlas Obscu­ra Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 15

«The Sci­ence of Marathon Run­ning» — Kara Baskin, Tufts Now «What Tech­nique Is Best For Long Dis­tance Run­ning? | Shuf­fle Vs. Bounce» — Glob­al Triathlon Net­work, YouTube «Depres­sion to ultra run­ning: one woman’s jour­ney putting ‹one foot in front of the oth­er› in life and on the trails» — Mark Agnew, South Chi­na Morn­ing Post «Insight comes in waves for the long-dis­tance run­ner» — Daniel Stew­art, The Irish Time «The Sto­ry of the First World Marathon Cham­pi­onship» — Roger Robin­son, Out­side Mag­a­zine «How I Con­quer my Neg­a­tive Body Image, New York City adven­tures & a PR Unbox­ing» — Emma Abra­ham­son, YouTube «Find­ing con­sis­ten­cy in run­ning» — Run­ning with Marc, YouTube «Build­ing a Run­ning Com­mu­ni­ty: Part 1» — Dar­cie Mur­phy, Ultra­Run­ning  «Build­ing a Run­ning Com­mu­ni­ty: Part 2» — Dar­cie Mur­phy, Ultra­Run­ning  «Mov­ing On to New Trails» — Alex Pot­ter, iRun­Far «How Run­ning Changed Me — Olivia Pod­s­cian­s­ki» — Emi­ly Shif­fer, Run­ner’s World Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

A woman is holding a towel while excercising.

Three running gadgets and technologies that cought my attention lately

While it’s true you don’t need any tech or gad­gets to run, there are a lot of them out there that are fun to use or can pro­vide you with data, moti­vat­ing insights or that can enrich your work­out. I’ve come across three gad­gets and new tech­nolo­gies late­ly that caught my atten­tion — and that I’d like to briefly intro­duce to you. Whoop 4.0 Descrip­tion: the Whoop 4.0 is a fit­ness track­er that col­lects data about recov­ery, strain and sleep per­for­mance. «From these fig­ures, it offers advice on how you should bal­ance your train­ing and rest to achieve peak ath­let­ic per­for­mance,» Har­ry Bull­more writes on Live­Science. What sounds like any oth­er fit­ness track­er on the mar­ket, has its USPs: the band itself is screen­less, IP68 dust­proof and water-resis­­tant at depths of up to 10 meters for two hours. The lack of GPS might be anoth­er con for some of us, but on the data sight the Whoop is show­ing off, as «it is the mul­ti-dimen­­sion­al approach to cal­cu­lat­ing recov­ery that is the jew­el in the Whoop …