Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday Morning Tri Coffee Reads - March 16 Shamrock Edition


  • This is not a Story About Last Place by Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2013 - this story circulated over the last few days but it's well worth the read. It's about Taylor Phinney, son of cycling legend Davis Phinney, and what 'racing your own race' sometimes looks like and feels like.
    Racing and Training
    • Running 101: How Often Should You Run by Matt Fitzgerald, Competitor, January 15, 2013. This is such a common question and it varies so much from person to person. I have a good ultra-running friend who runs two days a week (with lots of cross training) and I know others on the 'every day' running streak. I average only about 3x a week, never more than 4, even during marathon training. 
    • In Shape, but Out of Focus by Elizabeth Weil, New York Times, October 31, 2012. OOOOhhh the race photo. We all have or have seen (and recoiled) our bad race photos.  This write-up will reassure you that you are not alone. I love how the author mentions "bodysuits favored by triathletes"...Bodysuits? Who calls it that? The article says that Runner's World has a forum devoted to Best and Worst Race Photos. Here's one from my own Worst Race Photos collection.
    No Category for This 
    • 5 Steps to the Perfect Snot Rocket by Mark Remy, Runner's World, September 11, 2012. The seldom-discussed, sensitive, but very important topic of the "farmer's blow." LOL.

    • Google unveils 'smart shoes' at SXSW from NY Daily News, March 13, 2013. Really? Do we really need a shoe that can track our movement AND utter witty, encouraging, and critical messages?


    Kids who do triathlons are amazing!!

     This was from a race report by DC Rainmaker - he flew with a friend to a race. How cool!