Here are some neat articles I’ve read about running recently. They’ve stuck with me for various reasons and have made me think – hopefully you’ll like them, too!
- Runners World looks at what it would take to run a sub 2-hour marathon. It will be cold, the course will be boring, and there will be a “human wall” of pacers to block the wind.
- Yuki Kawauchi, elite Japanese runner who came in 11th at NYC this year, talks about his unconventional – by today’s standards – training approach. His best race is a speedy 2:08:14. He maintains a full time job in Japan, races ~10+ marathons a year [in comparison to 2-3 for other elites], runs 80-90 miles a week [in comparison to 120-150 for other elites], isn’t sponsored, and works out with weights/equipment that he made himself “from stuff I got at a home supply store.” He’s honest, honorable, humble, and just a bit of a rebel. His approach makes me rethink what it means to be – or train like – an elite athlete.
I know it’s been quiet around here … I’ve been doing some solo marathons, so nothing major to report. I’ve got about four more – pretty cool – races coming up before the end of the year, so stay tuned!