Friday Finds – 26th June

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.

Howdy! Pulling together a Friday post just wasn’t on my agenda last week, but I’m back today with some bits and pieces to share with you.

First, a piece I found really interesting as I approach day 100 of my run streak. I don’t think it’s become an unhealthy obsession for me – I’m enjoying my daily runs – but also don’t have any plans to end it. Instead, I would prefer that it was ended because of something outside of my control. I think I’ll be ok with it when that moment comes. Probably

Next, a couple of articles considering virtual races. With all the race cancellations this year it might very well be that runners looking for a focus (and a bit of bling to add to their collection!) turn to virtual races instead. First we hear from Martin Fritz Huber writing for Outside:

Followed by Allison Goldstein’s piece for Runner’s World

For those thinking about future races (perhaps 2020 is offering a unique opportunity to build a solid base and prepare?) then Alex Hutchinson has been looking at new ways to predict marathon pace using training data:

And finally, some news from the world of “Everesting”. Imagine completing a tough elevation challenge like this quicker on two feet than two wheels. That’s what runner Ryan Atkins has achieved! I think I’ll give it a miss…

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

2 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 26th June

  1. Some interesting articles . The virtual races are funny really, I think it depends what you do them for. I have sometimes done month challenges (eg 100 miles in a month) so it’s quite motivating in that way. I can’t imagine trying to run a really fast time though- my not parkruns are a lot slower than my actual parkruns!

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