Hi, readers! Happy fall! The colors and weather are perfectly autumnal up here in Northwest Indiana!
This past week was an awesome week in running with the Chicago Marathon. Congratulations to everyone who ran it! Ryan and I watched the NBC online streaming of the race and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rita Jeptoo is so impressive and inspiring – two consecutive Boston wins AND two consecutive Chicago wins!
Links and Likes is going to have a new name now – Reads and Recipes, since that’s mostly what I talk about.
Could a 5K Make You a Better Distance Runner? from Run to the Finish
An excellent argument for why to run 5Ks between your half and full marathons.
Pace Changers: A Look at the Women Who Changed Running from Competitor
Did you know the sports bra was invented in the late 1970s and that the women’s marathon was not added to the Olympics until 1984? Competitor discusses the people who changed the face of women’s running over the past forty years.
Seven Ways to Improve Speed Without Increasing Mileage from Competitor
These are great tips for improving your speed, especially when you are short on time or injury-prone.
Do I Look Like a Man? by Lauren Fleshman for Runner’s World
“Our definition of femininity still has some expanding to do to catch up with the fact that women are athletes now, in lots of shapes and sizes.”
Kara’s Pick – Fall Layers from the Oiselle Blog
Let’s go shopping with Kara Goucher! She offers tips on how to dress for running in the perfect running weather (fall weather, of course!)
Fall Baking from Joy the Baker
This is actually a compilation of Joy the Baker’s favorite fall recipes – from sweet potato pie and apple cinnamon baked donuts to macaroni and cheese with minty peas and double crust chicken pot pie. Oh my yum.
Spicy Whole Wheat Linguine with Sausage and Roasted Peppers from Skinnytaste
Perfect for carb-loading the week before a race.
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Nutmeg Frosting from Eat, Live, Run
These look SO good – nutmeg is a favorite spice of mine.
Crispy Shredded Sprouts, Cider Short Rib and Caramelized Shallot Pizza from How Sweet It Is
Once again, Jessica is nothing short of a genius. Brussel sprouts on pizza sounds oddly good.
Any good reads or recipes you found this week? Share here!