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Five: Wednesday, July 23

1. Photo gallery from Badwater 2. This Hardrock report reads like a short story 3. The Spirit of the Race 4. Training the mind 5. What is a mountain?

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Five: Tuesday, July 22

1. Cool story about Hardrock 2. Jogger’s heel 3. ITB syndrome 4. 48-year old man runs sub-4:20 mile 5. Effect of listening to music while running

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Five: Monday, July 21

1. We are all guilty of impatience in training at some point 2.  Saw this over the weekend.  Thoughts? 3. You are starting your ultra way too fast.   (I am so guilty of this) 4. This is just like what Bart Yasso does at RW. So get ready to start running your “Keflezighi 800s” 5. […]

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Five: Friday, July 18

1. Steve Speirs highlighted on Merrell’s website 2. Nice profile of Tim Olson, even though the race is over and he didn’t do as well as he hoped (but major kudos for finishing, when many elites would’ve dropped). 3. One of many reasons not to run hurdles 4. Homeless man prepares to run SF marathon. […]

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Mizuno since 2010: Growing a brand and community (part 2)

    To begin his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell wrote of the mystery of Roseto, a small Italian town to the south of Rome.  In the late 1890s, a small group Rosetans immigrated to the US and settled in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Over the next few decades hundreds more Rosetans moved to Bangor leaving […]

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Five: Thursday, July 17

1. Cool idea to protect bike lanes 2. Great piece on Hardrock 100 3. On a quest for the Grand Slam 4. Things learned from 150 ultra races 5. The diet of an elite marathoner

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Five: Wednesday, July 16

1. Your post-long run ice bath may be nothing more than a placebo 2. Lightning strikes runner, but he still finishes Hardrock 100 (He’s Canadian, is that why?) 3. When running and religion collide 4. Speedgoat 50K preview 5. Meb will release a new book in 2015

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Five: Tuesday, July 15

1.Yet another reason why aerobic activity is better for your heart than resistance training only (which worsens elasticity of blood vessels) 2. Nine ways running aids your body 3. Soccer as a battle between endurance and speed 4. Insecure much? Longer treatment here 5. Thirteen lessons learned from Killian Jornet

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Five: Monday, July 14

1. How do you compare to the average runner 2. This writer took EPO to see what it was like and explore the world of PEDs 3. Running During Pregnancy 4.  Nice running blog links here, serious stuff 5. Interview with Hardrock winner Killian Jornet

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Five: Friday, July 11

1. Stride changes might reduce injury risk–land softly 2. Lean forward when running, but where? ankle? hip? 3. Effects of the “On” running shoe sole geometry 4. Is the course record for Hardrock 100 in jeopardy this weekend? 5. Win the Tour de France with your thumbs

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Five: Thursday, July 10

1. Jack Daniels’ (no, not that one) rules for running 2. Four lessons we can learn from runners on PEDs 3. My first fell run 4. Cross training workouts of high school running stars 5. Scenes from the really steep US mountain running championships 

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