If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to say that you’re an avid runner and a frequent Internet user. I’ll go one step further to put the two together – and assume you browse running related websites regularly. Much like you, I enjoy reading the latest running-related news and stories online . This is why I’ve recently published a list of 10 Sites Every Runner Should Visit on iRunnerBlog to share some of my favorite sites. (more…)
We all have those days, when we just can’t decide whether or not we go for a run. Although deep down inside we already know the answer usually, there are seemingly countless reasons and excuses that try to stop us from lacing up. A rule of thumb I usually follow is: you’ll rarely regret going for a run – but you’ll always regret skipping. If you still can’t make up your mind, perhaps the following flowchart can help you deal with your inner fickle self.
You should start right away If you haven’t been keeping a training log. A detailed training log allows you to track progress, review mistakes, and develop strategies. As you may already know, experience is invaluable to runners – and there’s no better way to gather and share an accurate account of experience without a neat training log. Most importantly, if you’re spending hours on end logging those hard miles, you may want to keep a record of it for the simple sake of bookkeeping. If nothing else, going back and reading an old entry can be quite entertaining from time to time. (more…)
You’ve spent months logging countless miles. You’ve endured more pain and torture than you thought you ever could. You’ve also been holding back dessert and giving up your social life altogether. You’ve bled and cried. Time and again, you’ve fallen down and you’ve gotten up. However, none of these would matter if it weren’t for one thing only – the goal you’ve set for today. Today is the day you will earn that new personal record you’ve been fantasizing for months. But where the @#$& is your Garmin? And how did you forget your race bib when you were packing last night? (more…)