The April 2009 issue of Runner's World has a really amusing short piece about shrimp. I'm sure that plenty of people across the world have actually seen it, because this shrimp was part of a scientific study in 2006.
Yes, this shrimp.
This shrimp ran for hours at its zippy (for a shrimp) pace of about 0.75 miles an hour. My hubby and I watched this video Saturday night and again the following morning. This is as good as the marmoset video, but has the added benefit of making me want to exercise!
The main disadvantage of running magazines, arguably also the main advantage, is that they make me want to change up my training. There was an article about split trainings, and I decided I just couldn't face running my full long run all at once. That doesn't make a lot of sense at my level, because my mileage isn't that high. If I was running a marathon and needed to put in a 16 or 20 mile run, then I could understand wanting to split the run and do two runs at a bit over half the distance each (like 2 10-milers for the 16 mile long run). My long runs though are only about 8 miles (or if I do them like Sunday's run a 3.1 mile in the morning with a the long run the next day). Not quite enough distance to worry about splitting. Even at my slow pace, 8 miles is under 1.5 hours of running. Time to ramp up my workouts to shrimp-like levels!