Running Roundup – a collection of running-related links

image I don't know much about costume running other than what I've read here on Run Oregon,* but here's one runner's quest for the perfect Princess Leia costume - naturally, for one of those Run Disney events.

* (Well, my cousin, upon seeing the Run Oregon group picture at the NewYearathon, did remark that I had dressed up as a "ninja" .... )

* Why haven’t I read this before? Here’s the secret to running faster . . . smile more. Um, okay, I guess I’ll give that a try.

* Compression clothes – do they work? Maybe? Possibly as some kind of placebo effect . . . .

* The rich get thinner? Study finds that wearable fitness trackers tend to be owned and used more by the younger and wealthier.

* Important questions: “Why does my butt stay cold during a run?

Everett Carson, creator of Carson Footwear (photo by

* For runners into minimalist footwear, here’s a review of a new shoe by a Portland-based entrepreneur. seems to like it a lot for trail running, if that’s your thing.


Shaolin Monk "Runs on Water" for Almost 400 Feet

* “Running on water“! Well, not quite . . . dude is running on floating wooden planks. I gather this is still quite difficult. Of course, you could cheat like the Masked Magician:

* How many of these “10 funny things runners say” do you know?

About Tung Yin (278 Articles)
Law prof by day, runner all the time. Got off the couch in January 2011 and have been obsessed with running ever since.
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