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Daydreaming, Your Teeth And Running in Glasgow (Weekly round up)
Welcome to another round-up of the running world this week. Below you’ll find out what’s new on RunningInjury and the most shared running health stories across the web, as well as the big news runners have been talking about over the past seven days. And our featured video provides a tongue-in-cheek review of “The Best Week of Running Ever!”.
This week at RunningInjury
On RunningInjury, this week we were finding out about overuse running injuries, the perfect warm-up for runners, how to deal with the mental pain and frustration that inevitably accompanies any running injury, and the pros and cons of barefoot running.
We also found time to dig out a few free gym passes or two, alongside the other bargains and bestsellers of the week. And I took a look at a few ways to fix your running form, including the approach that worked a treat for me.
Most shared running stories across the web
Elsewhere on the web, a lot of runners were still focused on a recent article on the vexed issue of post-run stretching. It’s been shared more than 2000 times over the past month.
This week’s breaking running news
Elsewhere there were some world records broken – and some victories taken away. Here’s our usual quick round-up of this week’s top stories:
A good running week for…
- Daydreamers. New research suggested that it’s just fine to let your mind wonder when you run. It’s better do that than focusing on things you do automatically, such as your breathing The latter can actually be counter-productive.
- Kara Goucher. She’s on her way back, following the stress fracture she suffered in March. The talented athlete is aiming for one of the autumn marathons, most likely Chicago or New York City.
- Justin Gaitlin. The sprinter set the fastest time for the 100m this year, recording a time of 9.86s at the Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic.
- Glasgow. A host of top runners confirmed they will be there at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand prix on 11th and 12th July. Olympic champs, such as David Rudisha and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, will join other stars such as Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu who had already confirmed their appearance. It’s thought to be the top athletic line-up ever assembled in Scotland and it’s taking place just a fortnight before the Commonwealth Games.
A bad running week for…
- Your teeth. Runner’s World reported new research suggesting that runners might be at risk of more dental problem than non-runners. That reflects our typically higher carb intake.
- A 72-year old runner. Wolfgang Zech finished the 7.4 mile Dipsea Race – the oldest trail race in the United States – in some discomfort. He thought he had been suffering from acid reflux during the race. Turns out it was something more serious: he had suffered a heart-attack. That might just explain his slower than usual time…
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More reading on this week’s top running stories
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