After all the snow last year, I bought a pair of Yaktrax, but didn’t get a chance to use them until today. Yaktrax are strap-on cleats for boots and shoes. They provide traction with abrasion-resistant steel coils and heavy-duty rubber. More info and pictures after the break.
I’m enjoying the great detail Jordan Rapp (Rappstar) is going into in his look at bike lights for safety on Slowtwitch. Jordan is a professional triathlete who was involved in a serious hit and run accident while training on his bike in California last year.
Now that it is winter in this part of the world, you will want to check out BikeWinter.org, a site created to help keep riders in the saddle year-round. For our friends that are currently experiencing summer, bookmark it and save it for later!
Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that organizes runs in five different cities to help homeless participants work toward self-sufficiency, has been helping one Philadelphia man work towards his goal to complete a marathon.
We’ve added a few new activities available to your training logs, including Volleyball, Badminton and Pilates. Let us know if there are other activities that you would like to see in your training logs.
This post was written by Jason Fitzgerald (or Fitz), founder of Strength Running, a 2:44 marathoner, and online running coach. He is obsessed with injury prevention, strong coffee, and helping runners achieve their best. You can follow him on Twitter at JasonFitz1.
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