Weekend Fitness Links
What Ultra-Marathons Do to Our Bodies Some good and bad news in this post like more breathing problems for runners. After long runs, I've experienced a hoarse voice after my 20 milers, maybe from breathing in the pollen or the pollution.
No More Marathons… For Now. A dietician's take on what marathons do to the body. No matter what side of the fence you're on, interesting thoughts here. I've run 15 marathons and they've brought me a lot of fun adventures, but you don't have to run marathons to have fun running.
3 Ways to Beat Depression Through Exercise You don't have to sign up for a marathon in order to lift your spirits. You could simply go on a walk. This is good to hear if you're recovering from a running injury and can only walk. I did a lot of walking after my last marathon. Yesterday, I rode 6 miles and then I took my dog on a walk to the pond in the photo since she it wasn't a run day for me. She needs her exercise, too!
The Biggest Fitness Tech Trends From CES (Consumer Electronic Show) The video and article showcases many new fitness gadgets. Some will track your heart health or tell you how much sleep you need. More, right?! Also, I came across the Jawbone UP this week: sounds like a fun tracking gadget!
I found an Age Graded Calculator which said that for a 47 year old woman to finish a marathon in 3:58 (like my May Marathon) would be like running a 3:29 marathon. That makes me feel fast, sort of... I don't know what to think of those calculators!