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Before you head out for your weekend, check out some of this week's best posts from the Cool Running and Active communities:

 

•      Half Marathon substitute for long run?

”My question is, can the intensity of the races balance out the mileage lost each time? Or do I need to add something during the weeks after?”

 

•     At what distance should I start Hydrating?

” Right now, I'm training for a 10K. At this point in my program, my max distance is 6 miles. At what distance do you start to consider taking water or other liquids with you on your run?”

 

•     Pace vs HR Question

“I am wondering what is better in the long term, a very slow jog where I can keep my heart rate lower or shorter faster runs where I would have to stop sooner. I am 38 and about 50 pounds overweight.”

 

•     sub 2-hour marathon?

”Two of my friends made a bet back in college - one friend said in the next 50 years, someone will run a sub 2-hour marathon and the other friend disagreed. This was 12 years ago so the questions is, in the next 38 years, will someone break 2-hours?”

 

•     Keeping the Rubber Side Down: Toshi’s Mini-Cal Tour on Lil’ Giant

“I will be cycling from Nor-Cal to Central California and back starting from Thursday 8/28 to Monday 9/1. The trip will be from San Jose, CA to Bakersfield, CA and the distance is about 240 mile one way, 480 miles total.”

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The Wall Street Journal has reported on the proverbial stick in the spokes of San Francisco's efforts to move forward with a thorough bike plan that seeks to boost ridership by 10 percent by 2010.

 

Phred Dvorak's article reveals that Rob Anderson's lawsuit has forced the city to perform an expensive and time-consuming environmental impact review of the bike plan, which totals 527 pages and offers comprehensive maps, traffic analyses, and bike lane and bike rack proposals.

 

Writes Dvorak:

 

Cars always will vastly outnumber bikes, (Anderson) reasons, so allotting more street space to cyclists could cause more traffic jams, more idling and more pollution. Mr. Anderson says the city has been blinded by political correctness. It's an "attempt by the anti-car fanatics to screw up our traffic on behalf of the bicycle fantasy," he wrote in his blog this month.

 

Huh? The bicycle fantasy? But Anderson isn't done ranting about cyclists:

 

"Regardless of the obvious dangers, some people will ride bikes in San Francisco for the same reason Islamic fanatics will engage in suicide bombings -- because they are politically motivated to do so," he wrote in a May 21 post.

 

Anderson, who Dvorak reports hasn't owned a car in 20 years, is even planning to run for a seat on the city's Board of Supervisors in November.

 

So as major cities such as New York , Chicago and Boston continue to make transportation by bike more feasible and safe, the usually progressive City by the Bay struggles under the bureaucracy required when one man demands that human-powered machines prove their environmental worth.

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Before you head out for your weekend, check out some of this week's best posts from the Cool Running and Active communities:

 

•     Newlywed ready to shed!

“I just wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone. I am SO glad I found you. I actually saw C25K in someones success story and I wanted to check it out. I have been trying to find something that would ease me into running and I am SO excited to start tomorrow. Is it cool to start on a Thursday?”

 

•     Couple of stupid training questions

” I always wonder this after I finish running. How long do you have after a long run to take an ice bath for it to do any good? Like can I sit around for an hour and THEN take an ice bath? Or do I have to jump in the second I stop running?”

 

•     Elliptical Machines and Mileage?

”Okay so yesterday I did 30 minutes on an elliptical machine at work, at a pretty good pace, and when I was done it said I went like 1.5 miles. Now if I was street running that would be at least 3 miles. Are these machines calibrated to take into consideration the "help" they provide?”

 

•     Leadville 100

“ Heads up for Leadville 100 on August 16-17, 2008! For those of you who have not heard of it, it’s one of the few 100 milers in the Rocky Mountains…”

 

•     Questions from a new triathlete

”I am doing a sprit triathlon in 2 weeks. It is a 1/4 mile swim in the bay, 12 mile ride, and 2 mile swim. My goal is to finish...”

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