André LeFort had a solid win up in Northern Ontario this weekend. It’s always fun to get in a good battle for a race win, and then be able to pull away and enjoy the victory a little bit in the last stretch.
Lauren Fleshman has two posts about how 8th place happens: the story of her comeback from injury to the USA track championships this year. Part 1. Check out the race video from 2010 though. Balls. Part 2.
How many steps do you take per minute when you run? This article suggests shooting for 180+. (Includes sweet Lagat vs. Bekele video!)
Apparently a new HR max test, that is just as good as a treadmill test, and better than 220-age (which has been shown to be inaccurate) is 2x200m all out with full recovery. Take the average HR. Hmm.
Thoughts on exercising in heat.
I don’t usually post shoe stuff, but people have been talking about this one. NB 2012 minimus line. Two comments: 1) dude, lose the tuque. 2) how long have they been making shoes? It’s taken this long to figure out where people wear out the bottom? I’ll still probably get some. I like the mono tongue in the MR00 for sure.