“We can binge drink like college sophomores. Our racing schedule primes us for a binge and fast environment. Couple that with a competitive drive, and that handle of whiskey is downed and metabolized before you can say ‘Naked wind-sprints in the front yard!’ Self preservation is completely eradicated. Want to party hard? Find a group of runners the last week of September. Slow and steady may win the race, but sporadic consumption of large amounts of alcohol wins the fun.”
– US 800-meter runner Phoebe Wright, blogging in a post about why pro runners are good to date, which serves a counterpoint to her own post last week about why it was impossible to date a pro runner – “Meet my boyfriend, Track.” Phoebe says pros might be good dates as they are cheap (as they are used to living on little money), are great at binging on TV episodes in hotel rooms and binging on alcohol during the few times they have to party.
*Discuss On The MB:Phoebe Wright: Runners make good dates as they are good binge drinkers and cheap.
This week we start by talking about Tessa Barrett's amazing story, hand out belated praise to former USATF head Craig Masback and give some current praise to Mary Keitany and Desi Davila. Plus Khalid Khannouchi vs. Ryan Hall, RIP to a legend in broadcasting, is Haile G a good dancer, and at last the secrets of the Ethiopians revealed?
Let us proudly announced the real winners of NCAAs - our prediction contest winners, who highlight the best of LRC. We've got a repeat winner who can really crunch numbers, an Asics Aggie who ran Club Nats with some legends, and a guy who used to train with Bob Kennedy and has a proposal to fix the NCAA XC meet. Read all about them. Thanks to RunFanShop.com for sponsoring the contest.
Coach Of UK 400 World Champ Christine Ohuruogu Feels Her Best Years Are Bet To Come Even Though She’s Almost 30 He says “she is a 29-year-old in a 26-year-old’s body” and they are planning on her being at the peak of her career in Beijing 2015 and Rio 2016.
Do You Know What You’re Taking? USA Today Investigation Finds Companies Caught With Drug-Tainted Supplements Are Often Run By Executives With Criminal Backgrounds The supplement industry is largely unregulated, but sometimes when the FDA does test it has found many supposedly “all-natural” pills and powders to have potentially dangerous and illegal drugs.
LRC's Wejo travelled to the annual running specialty conference, The Running Event, in Austin earlier this month and he left being most impressed with a product that officially wasn't part of the conference. It's called Bia and it's the only GPS watch with a cellular modem, SOS Alert, and live tracking. If a loved one wants to know where you are when you're running and you don't want to carry a phone, this is the product for you. Read all about it.
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