What We’re Reading
Here at the SweatVac offices, we love keeping up on the best industry news and sports journalism. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite articles about running, triathlons, and sports health. Check one of them out on your next vacation, a long commute, or when you’re relaxing after a hard workout:
The Wheels of Life by Gary Smith (Sports Illustrated) Over the past 33 years, Dick Hoyt has pushed, pulled and carried his disabled son, Rick, through more than 1,000 road races and triathlons, including 28 Boston Marathons.
Marathon Man by Mark Singer (The New Yorker) An out-of-shape Michigan dentist transformed himself into a competitive marathoner, but did he go to extreme lengths to make himself bigger. This fascinating story will have you totally engrossed with bizarre details of possible cheating and marathon fraud.
The Challenges of Beach Running (NYT) Running on sand requires 1.6 times more energy than running on a flat surface, and it’s not for everyone- especially those of us that are land-locked. But when done right, it may be able to improve your speed and help give you an advantage in your next race.
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