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Born to run (and ride): what cyclists can learn from runners

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall ((New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)

Although I am a cyclist not a runner (my running experience was mostly high school cross country), I occasionally read books by runners. 818 more words


Really? That Seems Excessive and Mean

… Harvard scientists had once verified exactly that point by sticking a rectal thermometer in a cheetah and getting it to run on a treadmill. Once its temperature hit 105 degrees, the cheetah shut down and refused to run.”

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Musing: Reading and Running

Last year I read Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run. Read my review here.

One valuable nugget I took from the book was that people who ran barefoot – and who were raised running barefoot – had fewer injuries than westerners running on super-cushioned shoes. 272 more words


The 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, and Why We Do It

I spent the last two days camped out at San Francisco’s Pier 48 for the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.

Conditions were dreadful. The Pier was freezing at night, the chairs uncomfortable, the tables damp and sticky, and oh, the smell of a thousand ripe hackers in a confined space! 226 more words

Things That Make Me Happy

Gorgon City - Here For You

In Christopher McDougall’s book Born To Run, Ken Chlouber, Colorado miner and creator of the Leadville Trail 100 mile race is quoted as saying, “Make friends with pain and you will never be alone.” 78 more words

Chayed Out

Running porn reviewed: 3 ingredients for a good running book.

Running porn reviewed: 3 ingredients for a good running book.

Nothing is better than getting your running shoes on and getting out for a run. But even with the increasing trend towards ultra-distance running and the mantra that we are ‘Born to Run’ not even top ultra-athletes run 24 hours a day (not every day anyway). 552 more words


Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

For a while now my close friend and running mentor has suggested I pick up a copy of Born to Run as he thought I’d enjoy it.   202 more words