Friday Finds – 22nd May

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

For those who have lost track, it is indeed Friday again. I hope this Friday finds you well. I’m back with another quick roundup of some bits and pieces I’ve come across this week.

First a similar piece to one I shared last week. It’s easy to get frustrated when we feel we are running more slowly, but often there is good reason and stress can be a major factor.

Some useful lessons from endurance sport which might help up as we continue to navigate the stress and uncertainties of our time:

And some sage advice around dealing with FOMO:

An interesting longer read which considers the legendary Jim Fixx against the current context:

As well as some advice from Brad Stulberg around how important having a routine is right now. It’s definitely helped me to have a structure to my day as I work from home.

Meanwhile, away from Covid-19, Alex Hutchinson has been contemplating what fast marathons might look like in the future. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see some elite racing again soon.

And finally, a new world record – but not quite as you might expect. I can’t believe how fast this guy can run while DRIBBLING A BASKETBALL!!

That’s it for this week!

Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.
The Running Princess 

4 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 22nd May

  1. I really agree with the keeping to routine thing. When we had to set online work, the first task I set was for the families to come up with a daily routine (and I did an example) because in school we use a visual one and the children always look at it to see what we are doing, and I think it’s comforting to know. I’ve found these past few weeks harder because I’ve had to go in on some days, whereas before I was either in for the whole week, or working at home so I had more of a weekly routine. Things like yoga still going ahead on Wednesdays, and doing the parkrun quiz have helped me keep track of the days.

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    • It’s helped me so much. I haven’t so far been needed in any of our hubs so I’ve been at home, but having the routine (I guess like in school when there is a timetable to follow and clear breaks in the day) makes it much easier to organise what I am doing and reduces the chances of idle minutes slipping by without getting anything done.


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