Woohoo!! You can now automatically sync your uploads from Garmin Connect to Strava. I can't find Strava's announcement but I have found they've started documenting this is available here
I'm in Whistler this week for a work do and have just got back from my first run on the trails. Oh my word!!! Whistler is freaking amazing and incredibly beautiful in the summer with some pretty fantastic trails and awesome views.
I had no plans in mind for this morning's run other than to loop round Lost Lake (I found it ⇧ ) and then see where my feet took me. They took me all over the show. Over easy trails, hard trails, rocky trails and smooth trails. The big main "road" trails are nice and easy going though a little boring. The cross-country ski routes are great smooth fast paths that meander through the trees and the hard-core MTB trails are particularly challenging and the most fun.
I'm really looking forward to getting out there again, though I think it'll only be in the mornings as it's topping 30°C every day this week with bonus humidity too.
Oh yes, and my Luna Sandals are brilliant across all trails.
I regularly have dreams where I'm running and find it so hard to run that I lean so far forward that I'm almost running on all fours, and it's still tough to run. Well imagine my surprise when I discovered I've probably been mentally training for what is probably the toughest 400m race in the world, let alone Europe... the Red Bull 400 in Planica, Slovenia.
How's this for a brutal 400m race...
200m of elevation in just 400m. Think I'll add this to my bucket list given I've had so much practice in my dreams.
Woohoo!! My Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 "Good for Age" entry has been accepted. Providing everything goes to plan, I WILL be running the VLM next year.
Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 good for age applications have opened today. If you're a speedster, get your application in now. I have.
Seven years ago Steve Way weighed 16 1/2 stone and had high-blood pressure, a 20-a-day habit and an addiction to takeaways and chocolate. So, like many other people, he began running to get fit. Only he didn’t stop. And 26,000 miles later – more than the circumference of the globe – and at the grand age of 40, he has been selected to run the marathon for England at next month’s Commonwealth Games.
— Meet Steve Way - England’s unlikeliest athlete for the Commonwealth Games | Sport | The Observer
This is an incredible sofa-to-world-class-athlete story we all dream of.
Pro & con of bib cycling shorts... Pro: incredibly comfy. Con: getting undressed for a tinkle
Mo Farah will have to come from behind if he is to win on his debut in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday after electing to run in a second group that will be paced to reach the halfway point 30 seconds behind the lead group.
— Mo Farah to run in slower group in London Marathon - Telegraph
This is going to make for one very exciting and interesting race on Sunday.
Look what the postie dropped off today...
I'm taking a break from running this week to try and help the stress fracture in my right fibula heal properly but I hope to get out in these next week and give them a good thorough testing.
You've seen men in cars, on bicycles and on motorbikes do it, but how about a man using only his own two legs doing the loop-the-loop? It can and has now been done. Check it out...