Rest and reading

It’s been a very hot day and I’ve been working hard, so I’m grateful that it’s also a scheduled rest day.

Some of the great things that I’ve been reading today include Darlene’s blog My first 5k and more. In her latest blog post, she explains about the Mizuno Baton, which is a completely amazing charity running scheme. It’s such a simple concept: you download an app, log all of your miles for the week and then $1 is donated to a charity for homeless people for every mile you run in that week. It’s only available to residents of USA… if you fit into that category, please consider using this app for a week!

Another great read has been The Oatmeal’s DOs and DO NOTs of running your first marathon. I love The Oatmeal and will definitely be buying the book when it’s out.

My coach has been recommending the VDOT calculator to work out training paces. Coach Ant works out my training paces for me, so I don’t have to worry about it, but I can definitely say that training at a low heart rate for my easy runs is making me a better runner.

I also read about an amazing Japanese solution to bicycle storage issues. This video tells you all about it:

I’m thinking about going on a cycling holiday in Japan next year, so I will definitely be watching out for these.

Staying on the cycling theme, I read an interview with Olympian Joanna Rowsell.

What are your thoughts on the ‘cyclist stay back’ stickers that have appeared in London and are now spreading across the country?

Continuing this week’s theme of celebrating good food, did you know that it’s International Sushi Day today?

What have you been reading/watching this week?

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