Form Follows Function
Thanks to Runblogger for sharing a link to training footage of Mo Farah and Galen Rupp.
Runblogger was interested in their form.
I am more fascinated by their training schedule. During Alberto Salazar's narration of the video, he mentions that both Farah and Rupp are completing their second run of the day and will transition into a third workout later that afternoon.
Olympic caliber running really is a full-time job...
(Obvious next question: When can I quit my job to pursue my running career?
Free Minds (not so free?)
More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to a study conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys on behalf of Yoga Journal. Unfortunately, while the practice is intended to free the mind and body from material concerns, annual spending on yoga classes and accessories tops $10 billion.
The New York Times wants us to start running backwards, as though that's a new thing. If you've ever seen baseball players warm up before a game, you already know that side-strides and backwards running can be a good workout.
(We should start a competition to guess when and where enterprising race organizers will start pedaling "reverse 5k" as a hot new race phenomenon...)
Jane asks: "What do we promote when we compliment weight loss?"
Not A Good Question
SUAR lists all the ridiculous questions non-runners ask... like "isn't running bad for your knees?"
Just for Laughs
Nothing good ever comes from this look...
Quote of the week:
"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is."
Happy Friday, friends!