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
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.
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.
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
Another account of Jan Walker’s amazing journey http://fitterafter50.com/jan-walkers-long-run/
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).
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
All about feet, with emphasis on ultra-marathon runners. Fixing your Feet by John Vonhof
A special relationship exemplifies the inclusiveness of the running community.
Inspirational film streams for free until 12/10/16.