1) The Secret Marathon has been making the rounds.
2) These guys might not move too fast, but you still don’t want to get in front of them.
4) I’m not sure what these guys are saying, but I’ll bet it’s something like “Hills suck!”
5) Adidas sponsored this urban trail run.
The MIT robot cheetah can now jump over obstacles by itself. This is pretty scary, but I’m not too worried until they teach it how to make a left turn.
Spotify matches music to your running tempo, which for me would mean hearing Chopin’s Funeral March on an endless loop.
Running the Las Vegas Strip at 4:30 am seems serene and remarkably absent of derelicts and degenerate gamblers.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon folks have a neat little animated video promo explaining Why Running Rocks.
I hate snow and the cold weather, but even I thought this footage of snowshoe running near Boulder, Colorado, was serene.
Running women are the focus of this week’s videos, beginning with Sh*t Girls Think About While Running.
We’ll put the cheesecake in the middle.
And finish with this fierce woman runner ad from Adidas.
If you’re like me (and I know I am), you’re tired of hearing about the running of the bulls. So here are some alternatives.
The running of the ducks…
… the running of the baby goats…
… and the cowardly running of the locusts.
Runners used to show up exclusively in ads for running gear or sports drinks. This week we came across two expansions of the advertising arena, ladies’ razors…
The latter ad set off a running purist, who commented, “I wish the folks making the commercial would have done more research. I’d like to see someone eat scrambled eggs, a bagel, and a banana for breakfast before running a marathon. They would be puking by mile 2. Also most marathons start in the early morning on a weekend. A hotel guest would have to leave long before the the full breakfast would be set up. Most hotels setup a small breakfast bar early just for the runners.”
Well, if we’re going to get picky, she also ran a 3:27:48 marathon without sweating.
This week we highlight some unusual races, beginning with The Beast Race in Scotland. There are two versions this year, once of which actually goes into Loch Ness. But you’re bound to run into even stranger sights than Nessie.