We were asked by an @WalkJogRun Twitter follower if we’d be attending the Tucson Marathon on December 13, 2009. Well, we won’t be there in person, but we will be a part of the race packets! We’ll have our logo-shaped flyer with the elevation of the course and a little fact: “You might not know it, but when you finish the race, you’ll be 4,500 feet lower than when you started.”
Check out the routes here:
Half marathon route
This picture will make it easier for you to pretend we’re there
Running a race (or two or three, or...) in 2010? Let us know and we’ll add it to our race calendar!
Top Running Movies
We asked: What’s your favorite running movie? We’ve compiled a list from your responses.
The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his globe trotting brother, his European girlfriend and a Nazi war criminal in hiding. Includes one of the most agonizing torture scenes ever portrayed. "Is it safe?" You'll never see your dentist the same way again.
|Chariots of Fire
The true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.
The story is of Forrest Gump, a simple man that comes from Alabama, and his journey through life meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture, and experiencing firsthand historic events of the late 20th century.
Yoga for Runners
We know that cross training helps to improve our running performance, but have you thought about how yoga can also help? Yoga for Marathoners, an article from RunnersWorld.com, explains how yoga helps distance runners create a mind-body team, rather than focusing on the mind-over-body mentality. The seven tips in the article will help to improve your posture, endurance, and help take your mental game to a new level.
This video demonstrates yoga poses for runners.
Gift Guide for Runners
The new Nike+ Sportband records your pace, distance and calories burned during your runs. When the detachable USB drive is connected to your computer, it logs all of your runs, and on the Nike+ website, you can create training programs, join challenges, and set personal goals.
Women’s Brooks Nightlife Podium Half Zip
The best purchase of my running career has been my Brooks Nightlife gear. The runner really will glow in the dark, making her extremely visible to cars. This mid-layer, moisture-wicking top has 360 degrees of 3M™ Scotchlite™ retro-reflectivity.
These socks offer CoolMax enhanced cushioning on the ball and heel, and the remainder of the sock is ultra lightweight. The nylon-covered Lycra provides a glove-like fit.; they don’t move! I’m a fan of the two pairs I have, which I use for my 8-14 mile runs.
Men’s Brooks Vapor Dry 3D Half Zip
This mid-layer has anatomical shaping, vapor-Dry 3D splices for breathability, and the soft HVAC collar helps regulate your body's temperature on the run. It also has an MP3 player pocket.
Men’s Nike Pegasus+ 26 GTX
Nike+ ready, this lightweight shoe (weighs 12.5 ounces) is waterproof and breathable, featuring GORE-TEX technology.
WalkJogRun Sigg Bottle
We have tons of WalkJogRun pride- all of us have this Sigg bottle sporting the WalkJogRun logo! This aluminum 1.0L bottle is BPA-free, recyclable, and crack-resistant.
Runner’s World Subscription
Runner’s World magazine is a great source for all things running. Find running and training tips, inspirational stories, featured running routes, nutritional tips and so much more!
WalkJogRun iPhone App
But of course we save the best for last! Our latest version of the iPhone/iPod Touch application features a new pace picker that works with miles and kilometers and lets you toggle between them (converting automatically); a new weight picker for pounds or kilograms and a new "find routes by duration" for those of you following programs that require you to run for a duration rather than for a set mileage.
WIN Free Stuff!
The winner of our iPod Touch giveaway is Stewart L.! He was randomly selected to win from those of you who participated in our survey.
We have another opportunity for you to win an iPod Touch!
Create a YouTube or Google video demonstration of WalkJogRun.net (the site) or the WalkJogRun iPhone app. Make it as fun and creative as you’d like. The winner will receive and iPod Touch with a free WalkJogRun application! Please have all submissions in by 12pm December 16, 2009. We look forward to watching each and every one of them!
Many advances have been made in women’s running in the last 40 years. The first woman to run Boston, Roberta Gibb, had to sneak in to the race and run unofficially in 1960. The sports bra was invented in 1977 by combining two male athletic supporters and a bit of thread. The women’s marathon as an Olympic event only debuted in 1984.
Want to get rid of the ads on the map (and everywhere else)?
An annual subscription of $10 gets you access to the premium version which includes early access to new features as they become available. As a thank you to our members who signed up before November 12, 2009, we're offering the annual subscription at a whopping $5. That's 50% off!
Connect with WalkJogRun
We’ve built a strong running community through WalkJogRun.net, and we continue to grow each day. If you have a question or need advice, our Facebook fan page or Twitter is a great way to reach out to runners in the community. With over 3,000 Facebook fans and 1,200 Twitter followers, someone from the WalkJogRun community will try to answer your question!
Over on WalkBlogRun, our blog page, we have the WalkJogRun team blogging about their experiences training and keeping in shape. We have runners at various levels of experience for you to connect with. Briana is a newbie runner with two half marathons and various 10k and 8k races under her belt. Rishan has done triathlons, marathons, and half marathons. Adam, our most experienced runner, has ran four marathons, half marathons and numerous smaller races.
As always, feel free to email us any questions, comments, or stories you have. We love to hear them all!