vizual-statistix:

As we all know, many of the greatest distance runners come from Kenya and Ethiopia, and the world’s fastest sprinter (Usain Bolt) is Jamaican.  How do the best runners from other countries compare?
These maps show fastest race time by country relative to the world record for 100 m, 1500 m, 10 km, and a marathon. The data are based on men’s records, and do not include wind-assisted times. A sample calculation is provided to show the meaning of the scale.  All times were divided by the world record time, and then converted to percentage slower than world record time.
Unfortunately, despite the source having thousands of completion times for each race, only a handful of countries are represented for each race length; gray shading means there were no data. Despite this limitation, you can still identify which regions rise to the top, and which are a bit slower.

Data source: http://www.alltime-athletics.com/men.htm

vizual-statistix:

As we all know, many of the greatest distance runners come from Kenya and Ethiopia, and the world’s fastest sprinter (Usain Bolt) is Jamaican.  How do the best runners from other countries compare?

These maps show fastest race time by country relative to the world record for 100 m, 1500 m, 10 km, and a marathon. The data are based on men’s records, and do not include wind-assisted times. A sample calculation is provided to show the meaning of the scale.  All times were divided by the world record time, and then converted to percentage slower than world record time.

Unfortunately, despite the source having thousands of completion times for each race, only a handful of countries are represented for each race length; gray shading means there were no data. Despite this limitation, you can still identify which regions rise to the top, and which are a bit slower.

Data source: http://www.alltime-athletics.com/men.htm

Life hack use a daily planner as a running. It’s already dated and has enough space to write about your run each day!

Life hack use a daily planner as a running. It’s already dated and has enough space to write about your run each day!

Life hack use a daily planner as a running. It’s already dated and has enough space to write about your run each day!

Life hack use a daily planner as a running. It’s already dated and has enough space to write about your run each day!

theambitiouswoman:

They don’t know your goals.

They don’t have your passion.

They don’t share your dedication.

They don’t make your sacrifices.

They don’t suffer your consequences.

They don’t get your results.

They don’t have your strength or courage.

They don’t know whats best for you.

Stop listening.

In play you realize simultaneously the supreme importance and the utter insignificance of what you are doing. You accept the paradox of pursuing what is at once essential and inconsequential.

Dr Sheehan (still reading his book… lots of quotes!)

workout today. embrace the paradox!

(via runmantra)

surfnrunnr:

The Best Running Form! 
I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html
Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket): 
Body vertical. 
Foot lands in front of body
Reaching forward with legs and arms
Ankle flexed up
Heelstrike and tight shins
Collapsing at the core
Hips behind heel strike
Long stride
Nice Form 
Body aligned
Slight forward lean 
Midfoot strike
Stride opens behind
Midfoot landing
So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =) 
~Geraldine

surfnrunnr:

The Best Running Form! 

I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html


Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket): 

  • Body vertical. 
  • Foot lands in front of body
  • Reaching forward with legs and arms
  • Ankle flexed up
  • Heelstrike and tight shins
  • Collapsing at the core
  • Hips behind heel strike
  • Long stride

Nice Form 

  1. Body aligned
  2. Slight forward lean 
  3. Midfoot strike
  4. Stride opens behind
  5. Midfoot landing

So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =) 

~Geraldine