Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Running tidbits

Petra, you are just too cute!

I thought this might be a good blog to share running tidbits, articles, and interesting info we come across.

If you get Runner's World, check out the Lose Weight, Gain Speed chart on pg 68. I think we've discussed this in our blogs. According to the chart, losing 10 pounds could shave 8:44 minutes off your marathon time, 20 pounds shaves off 17:28! Even if these are estimated times, I find this really motivating. So motivating, I just passed up an ice cream bar. I'm a tower of self-control, aren't I...bahahahah.

Another online article I thought was interesting appeared on CRN today, the link: http://completerunning.com/archives/2007/06/04/a-letter-to-mrs-mccarthy-part-two/

Parts of it were a little technical, but I liked the overall point he was making about how the body changes and adapts to the stress we put it under, which is basically how we improve time/speed. Very cool...

4 comments:

mrjwhit~ said...

I get RW and I'm going to go in there and read it now. Thanks.

petra duguid said...

Is that article from RW available online? The UK edition of runnersworld hasn't got the same info. 10 lbs hey? 8:44 off - now that would be good. I think I'm going to revive my cooking blog with running friendly recipes - good for you and helping to lose weight. Will keep y'all posted!

Maddy said...

I did see the article in the magazine, but I hven't had an opportunity to read it - I'm knee deep in fundraising the pst few days.

Funny thing is, when I saw it, it reminded me of your and my goal.

Thanks for posting!

MarathonChris said...

Wow, I like shaving off time by shaving off lbs. Now I am more motivated to lose that extra 5 lbs....

I like the article's explanation of how we become better runners. I am seeing this lately first hand in my own training - now I know why!

Thanks for sharing!