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.
Evolving in reverse: What has the car-to-couch-to-car culture wrought? Children today take 90 seconds longer to run a mile than kids did 30 years ago, and children’s aerobic fitness has declined by 5% percent since 1975, according an analysis of 25 million children ages 9 to 17, in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The NPR piece on this trend ended with this dagger: “Adult’s aerobic fitness has been falling at pretty much the same rate as children’s.”
Holiday Run Streak: Before you plunge a ladle into the gravy on Thursday, take a pledge to join the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak. Run one mile each day from Nov. 28 through New Year’s Day and track the group progress on on Twitter using the hashtag #RWRunStreak.
Starting options: To help get that streak started, here’s a short list of Thanksgiving Day events: The second annual Drumstick Dash (8:30 a.m. start at Miller Park); the Junior Woman’s Club of Mequon-Thiensville 5K Turkey Trot (9 a.m. in Thiensville Park) and the Wild Workouts and Wellness (free) Turkey Trot (9 a.m., 3056 S. Delaware Ave., in Bay View).
Winter bicycling simple: You could spend upwards of $1,000 to outfit yourself for winter bicycling by following the volumes of winter bicycling guides written by real winter bicyclists. Or, you could put on an extra layer and a hat. Thanks for the tip Mikael Colville-Andersen and Momentum Magazine.