Five Things Running: Issue #48
This newsletter is about Running. Read it, then go running!
Hello and welcome back to Five Things Running! Yesterday I ran race no. 2 of the Trailrunning Cup Harburger Berge, which was a nice 10km with 280m of vert. Next week will be the final week of the series with 30km up and down the hills in the beautiful heath area just south of Hamburg. The 10km was good fun and I wish I’d run in this area more often, but it takes me more than 30 minutes to get to the trailhead, which is why I usually run on routes that start right at my house.
How’s your running coming along? I still run everyday, which is my longest streak ever and as I’m usually just doing 6km per day, my body feels just fine.
Anyhow, enought about me, here are the five articles you probably want to read!
I have the strict policy that I go running whenever I travel for business, so I have put in some miles in wonderful places, inluding Tromsø in the snow, London in the summer, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv and also one peak in the Colorado Rockies. This list of great routes is surely missing some nice one, including the Heidschnuckenweg just south of Hamburg, but it does give some good inspirations.
Taylor Swift lyrics, 130-mile weeks and diary entries : The world’s top marathoners share their lives on Strava
Are you following the stars of running on Strava? I don’t. But I sure like to see how my friends and peers are doing. If you care about my running or just want to see how badly I’m doing, here’s my profile!
I try to buy most of my running apparel from indie running brands. The reason is simple: I don’t like to wear stuff everybody wears and I like to focus more on sustainability than the big brands offer currently. Also, I do want to look cooler than everybody else on the trails and I loathe neon. In addition to all these reasons, I oftentimes like the fabrics, the fit and the colors indie brands much more compared to the big brands like Nike, Adidas, etc. - shoutout to Fractel, who make awesome running hats and have been sponsoring me for over a year now with free running hats that I absolutely love. Fractel is doing a round of crowdfunding right now, so please headover there and support them!
When I come home at 6:00 in the morning from my really early run that I do once or twice a week, I oftentimes see the people who clean the stairs in our apartment building. And while I’m still a bit annoyed that I had to get up so darn early for a run, I feel happy and blessed that I can find the time to do it.
As a German, I naturally support drinking more beer, even though I have switched to non-alcoholic brews this year. As a side-note: The Hottest Beer in America Doesn’t Have Alcohol - even though I don’t find Athletic Brewing’s offering that overwhelming, I have to admit that they have great marketing and are certainly in the right niche at the right time.
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