Friday, September 18, 2009

Odds + ends for my running friends

A few interesting nuggets to pass along before heading into the weekend:

One Blue Ridge Relay team's race ended in tragedy last weekend, when a runner abruptly bowed out of the race and was found dead -- of self-inflicted stab wounds -- a short time later. Click here and here to read local news reports. (Thanks, A.C., for the tip.)

Amy Peacock is leading a couple of upcoming workshops on ChiRunning, a method that proponents say helps prevent injury and fatigure. (Click here for my original introduction to Peacock and her philosophy.) Sessions will be held Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 at 1115 E. Morehead St. For more info or to register, click here.

If you're looking for a way to log and manage all of your training data online, check out Free to use, it allows you to create and map running routes, generates route elevation profiles, can import data directly from your Garmin GPS watch, and displays your accomplishments on Facebook. (Thanks to A.H. for this one.)