The Drop Bag is stocked with Active Pursuit reading to enjoy at the finish line of your day, or a coffee break serving as the equivalent of an endurance event aid station. The name refers to the drop bags that competitors use to get their post-race necessities from the start line to the finish line of point-to-point races. Look for it as a mid-week feature on The Active Pursuit.
Corporate fitness:Seeking to improve the health of their employees and their productivity, companies like Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Schneider National, Kohler Co., Kimberly-Clark and Trek Bicycle, have invested thousands in in-house fitness centers. Rick Barrett reports on the latest addition to the corporate world.
Status for CEOs: Top corporate executives have found a new pursuit in their quest for status: the Ironman. Bloomberg BusinessWeek shares this story on the new golf.
Long and slow is long and slow: Logging miles may be a misguided approach to obtain the physique we seek, and top-level performance, according to this piece from the CleanAthlete.com. “Not only does long slow distance (LSD) training seem to pigeon hole an athlete’s output to long, slow performances, they seem to do a poorer job at building bodies in ways that users quite often seek. Maybe aesthetic training and high intensity interval training can be the same thing. What do you think?”
Hank Aaron State Trail expansion:Dave Schlabowske, communications coordinator for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, checked out the work to install a pedestrian/bicycle bridge along the Hank Aaron State Trail, in the Menomonee Valley. Once complete this bridge will connect the Domes and the Clarke Square Neighborhood to a park that is under construction in the Valley between 27th and 37th Streets. The 24-acre site was once a rail yard nicknamed the Airline Yards, but has been vacant for decades.
Caution for minimalists: In the video below, Andy Kerk, from BodyMechanics, demonstrates some of the problem areas in minimalist shoes.