Beer, Boston and buffs

You’ve done your run? Got your coffee? Okay. You’re good to go. This edition of The Sunday Read includes what’s on tap in Boston, and some not-so-naked news about showing off your buff.

To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Boston Athletic Association has been publishing 30 moments in B.A.A. history on its Facebook page. They’re well worth a look. Check them out here:, and on its website here:

What’s on tap this year in Boston? Samuel Adams announced its Boston 26.2 brew in time for this year’s Patriot Day’s event. Just be sure to wait until after the race before you sample it.

Via Alex Coffin’s Marathon Canada Ranking site ( comes this amazing bit of number crunching on global trends in running distances. I cannot recommend this read enough.

Over at Runner’s Feed, another great post from 2:25 Halifax marathoner and coach, Greg Wieczorek on how to choose your target race pace.

Finally, United By Running wants to see people in their Buff…that’s as in the multi-functional head-gear, not as in naked. On March 9th, the organizers of the new Maritime Race Weekend will do a live draw for one winner of a buff.



About subthree

A multiple award-winning journalist, I'm currently a contributing editor with both Canadian Running and Canadian Cycling magazines. My articles have appeared in Explore, Canadian Geographic, enRoute, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and many other magazines and newspapers. Formerly a competitive cross-country mountain biker, I switched to running in 2006. I've run seven marathons, qualifying for Boston five times (and which I've run once). Generally, I've placed or won in my age group in races, in distances ranging from five and 10 kms to half and full marathons. I've also taught spin classes at a number of leading Eastern Canadian gyms. Sub-three was a 2012 #Runchat finalist for Best Overall Blog.
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One Response to Beer, Boston and buffs

  1. Alli says:

    I only wish I was done my run and had my coffee. I’m deprived of both!

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