Here’s a big load of Thanksgiving links! Gorge on them!
Hillary Stellingwerf, Canada’s top female 1500m runner, has returned to Canada. She’s setting up shop in Victoria, BC. She ran a fine 8km in 27:59 this weekend, too, in her new hometown.
Less than a week to go for the big race! Coolsaet blogs.
Rob Watson: Vegas Wedding. Oh dear.
A few links from Sweat Science: 1) On race day (or the day before), the boys will be fueling with beet juice!
2) Knee bends make you smarter? What the? 3) What about standing at work? 4) The hot hand: doesn’t really exist. Not sure how relevant it is to running, though. 5) And then there’s limb length and stride optimization. And from Peak Performance: Interesting study about pacing: it doesn’t help.
Steve Boyd wonders if you can really teach someone how to run.
Peter Corrigan is doing a little cross.
Check out this new blog from Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano. Run happy! Good advice!
The barefoot debate comes to a head. Or is that to a foot?
Stotans not impressed with Boulder, CO. And, more from the Cerutty crowd, there are benefits to the marathoning life.
Christine Ridenour sums up her triathlon season.
Here’s a little race-walking action, too.
Adam Campbell is guest blogging at Frontrunners Victoria.
Finally, Geoff Martinson asks an interesting question about track and field coverage in Canada. My opinion: put track and cross country back into the schools, back into phys ed. classes, and people will start to care a bit about it. The only people who are going to watch a race longer than 100m are people who have done it before. It is genuinely boring to watch, if you don’t have a sense of what the runners are actually feeling.