Adam Interviewed on Better.tv!
Last week, our very own Adam Howitt was interviewed for Better.tv, and it's airing today! Check your local listings, or watch it online.
We're extremely proud and think he did a great job, but we're a little biased. :-)
Tour de France
The 96th Tour de France runs from Saturday, July 4th to Sunday, July 26th 2009. The route will cover a distance of 3,500 km (about 2,235 miles), and consists of 21 stages. These 21 stages are broken down into:
- 10 flat stages
- 7 mountain stages
- 1 medium mountain stage
- 2 individual time-trial stages
- 1 team time-trial stage
Speaking of long bike rides, one of our users in the UK has mapped a 100-mile route using WalkJogRun! The route maps the Norwich 100/50 Bike Ride to benefit the British Heart Foundation.
American Independence Day
There are many Firecracker 10k and 5k races happening on July 4th. Which festive races are you doing? Feel free to send your stories over for next month’s newsletter.
Because there are so many races occurring this day, it’s hard to choose ones to spotlight! So, for Chicagoans, I’ve picked some 10k and 5k routes that I like to run, and one of which I’ll run in place of a race:
Here are some great running drills we found on YouTube from Laura Fleshman. Enjoy!
Team Active:Water is a group of individual athletes all over the world who share two passions; being fit and saving lives! Through vigorous training, competitive participation, and compassionate advocacy, our team members fullfill their dreams of athletic conquests knowing that every drop of sweat from their own personal sacrifice is leading to a richer, fuller life for another. This mission is accomplished through the funding of clean water solutions for communities in developing nations all over the world through Active:Water, a non-profit organization that specializes in combining love of endurance challenges with a strong passion for providing the most basic of needs, safe drinking water.
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit www.activewater.org
San Francisco Marathon
This month’s featured race is the San Francisco Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, July 26th 2009. Check out the course here. This Boston qualifier runs through San Francisco’s scenic landmarks, including Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and past AT&T Park.
There’s also two half-marathons; the first will run the same first half of the full marathon, which includes a run over the Golden Gate Bridge, and the second is flatter with a scenic run through the neighborhoods of San Francisco.
Adam recently went to the Apple convention in San Francisco, and while he was there, he remained on his marathon-training schedule with routes from WalkJogRun, of course. Here’s one of his five-mile runs he did in between attending all of Apple’s activities. Thank you to the San Francisco users who gave him suggestions on where would be best to run!
Also while planning his trip to San Francisco, Adam realized that a terrain view would be beneficial in previewing routes. Thus, WJR now has a “terrain view”!
Briana’s First 10K- Lincoln Park Zoo United Run for the Zoo
Well, once again it was a rainy race day. This time it was humid rather than cold! I ran the Lincoln Park Zoo United Run for the Zoo race on Sunday, June 7th in Chicago, Illinois. Besides crossing the finish line, the highlight of the day was getting offered a ride to the race in a cop car!
The route was a scenic route along the lake and through the zoo. It was uplifting to see the bright flamingos in the dreary weather! I was proud with my finish of 57:09. Next up is my half-marathon in August. I’d like to say thank you to the readers who emailed me tips on training for my first half-marathon. Feel free to continue sending me tips on how to prepare!
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