1. Hawaii Is Trying To Ban Youth Runners From Competing?!
A new Senate Bill in Hawaii is looking to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from participating in long-distance endurance events in the state. The measure is being introduced to curb issues such as overuse injuries in youth. The president of the Honolulu Marathon, Jim Barahal said “it’s not only a safe activity, it’s something that’s going to make people healthier for life.” We agree Jim.
2. Is Plogging The New Running Fad?
Stemming from origins in Sweden, Plogging seems to be picking up steam across the running world.
Plogging is a combination of running and picking up litter, and has become quite popular in Sweden as well as other parts of the world. It’s no surprise this comes from Sweden, as the country is almost waste free.
All you need is your running shoes, and a garbage bag.
3. Why Do We Run 100 Miles?
Billy Yang runs UltraMarathons (100 miles+). Billy Yang also makes awesome films on his YouTube Channel. He teamed up with Gu Energy to answer the big question of WHY in his latest video and documents his journey during the Leadville Trail 100 Run. Even though 100 miles may not be for you, the 30 minute documentary is a beautiful documentary/video essay on the WHY.
4. Andrew Wheating Shares His Post Running Career Life.
Andrew Wheating, a world class 800/1500 runner who retired in early Januaryhas always been known for his personality on and off the track. We’ve always wondered what professional runners do after their careers… Andrew Wheating shared a little video of what he’s been up to in the past month. It’s definitely a humorous look at a post-running life. Keep being you, Andrew.
5. A Treadmill Training Alternative To Peloton.
A couple of weeks ago, we shared the Peloton Tread with you. An expensive machine that wired classes direct to its 32 inch screen. Well now, Treadmill training app STUDIO and Life Fitness have teamed up to produce a competitor to Peloton. The app can pull data from the Treadmill, and show leaderboards and data on the treadmills display. STUDIO has also hired one of Peloton’s former instructors to be head of content and programming…