Run 4 Joy Library: November 2016

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What a wealth of resources we receive every day in this electronically connected age.  I am always looking for recommendations from others to help me decide what to read, view, or listen to and what to let go.

I intend to make a monthly habit of sharing links to books, articles, videos, podcasts, and films that have recently impressed me. Most will have appeared already as links in blog or Facebook posts.  I also invite you to share your recommendations.

Resources Cited in R4J Blog or Facebook Posts

Articles

The Race of His Life by Steve Friedman, Runner’s World November 2010  Inspiring feature article that details Bart Yasso’s Comrades Marathon run as well as providing the context of his amazing personal history and career as the magazine’s Chief Running Officer.

Yasso 800s by Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World September 2001   A description of Bart Yasso’s unique approach to interval training at the marathon distance.

Tips for Older Runners: How to Get Started and Keep Going by Rachel Bachman, The Wall Street Journal.  Start with walking, stay slow, take rest days.  Nothing really new, but fun to see it in the WSJ.

Book

My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso   A compendium  of essays drawn from Yasso’s adventures, trotting the globe and assembling an incomparable set of running experiences.  A rhino encounter, the “Bare Buns Run,” and the inaugural Badwater ultramarathon from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney remain favorites after multiple re-readings.

Videos

 A moving account of the Penguin Award at the Marine Corps Marathon.  http://www.marines.mil/News/Marines-TV/videoid/490355/videopage/1/ccenabled/false/#.WBoexDvpzm8.facebook

Interview with Jan Walker about her transcontinental adventure. http://wjla.com/news/local/woman-walks-from-california-to-pentagon-to-visit-911-memorial

Resources Shared by R4J members

Blog Post

Another account of Jan Walker’s amazing journey  http://fitterafter50.com/jan-walkers-long-run/

Articles

Hill-running techniques https://www.flrunning.com/blog/five-dos-and-donts-for-running-hills-14129

Ankles and aging  http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/your-ankles-get-no-respect

Value of long runs  http://strengthrunning.com/2016/08/long-run-case-for-running-long/

Squats for runners http://www.runnersworld.com/training-video/the-body-shop-know-squat

Live longer by running (at any distance and speed).
http://bringbackthemile.com/news/detail/running_reduces_risk_of_death_regardless_of_duration_speed

Cheerleaders stay late for NYC Marathon.  http://www.runnersworld.com/new-york-city-marathon/when-everyone-else-is-gone-this-rowdy-crew-cheers-on-nyc-marathons-final

Book

All about feet, with emphasis on ultra-marathon runners.  Fixing your Feet by John Vonhof
http://www.johnvonhof.com/Fixing-Your-Feet.html

Video

A special relationship exemplifies the inclusiveness of the running community.
https://www.facebook.com/fusioninclusionde/videos/1134194436670604/

Inspirational film streams for free until 12/10/16.
http://itsrainingsowhat.com/joe-stone-story/?inf_contact_key=0156bfe6f5bfcaed68623c99e93df7cf335097c9ad3a5efb0314fabe8fe13f4f

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