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10 Rules for Running (Read 620 times)


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    1.  Long runs are to be rewarded with shower beer.

     

    I like that one!

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    PR's - 5K - 20:47 (2013) | 10K - 45:23 (2013)  | 13.1 - 1:53:44 (2013)  | 26.2 - N/A

     

    2013 Goals - 1500 kms (897.22kms July'13) | sub20 5k | sub 45 10K  | sub 1:45 13.1 | 

     

    2013

    Flatout 5k - 4/14/13 - 23:23

    Tely 10(miles) - 7/28/13 - 1:14:46 PR

     

    Up Next:

    Provincial 5k - 9/8/13

    Mudd Immortal 5k - 9/21/13

    Coleman's Half Marathon - 10/6/13

    Cape to Cabot 20k - 10/20/13

      1. Do not eat Mexican food the night before a race

      2. Do not trust a fart when running, especially if you ignored rule #1

      3. Whether observing rule #1 or not, carry toilet paper.

      "Famous last words"  ~Bhearn


      Demon of Bad Decisions

        1. Do not eat Mexican food the night before a race

         

        1a.  Do not eat Indian food the night before any type of run.

        I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart


        some call me Tim

           1. Do not eat Mexican food the night before a race

          1a.  Do not eat Indian food the night before any type of run.

           

          I defy these on a regular basis... and apart from the whole 'nothing new' kind of idea, I'd say that if a run or race is particularly important to you, cook your own damn food the night before.

          10/08 - Green Monster 50k

          12/10 - Hellgate??

          ME WEBLARG


          Latent Runner

             

            I defy these on a regular basis...

             

             

            Yup, me too; I've had hundreds or maybe even thousands of curry and chili pepper and bean fueled runs over the years.

            Fat old man PRs:

            • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
            • 2-mile: 13:49
            • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
            • 5-Mile: 37:24
            • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
            • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
            • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

               

              , cook your own damn food the night before.

               

              I tend to bless my food rather than damn it, but will give this a try before my next race

              "Famous last words"  ~Bhearn


              some call me Tim

                I believe that would be 'damned' food, but yeah, I think I'll give damning my dinner a day in court, too Smile

                10/08 - Green Monster 50k

                12/10 - Hellgate??

                ME WEBLARG


                Will run for scenery.

                  Of the rules posted so far, the ones I have ignored and lived to regret :

                   

                  - no nipple tape

                  - mexican food the night before (in particular, chili verde)

                  - no toilet paper (actually, I carry paper towels now)

                  Stupid feet!

                  Stupid elbow!

                  run.87


                    +1

                    1              Run because you enjoy it.  (find a reason: it feels good, PRs are addicting, it’s cool to run through parks…etc )

                    2              Listen to your body, not your gadgets

                    3              Understand that plans are made so you can change them

                    4              If you feel good every day for a week, you've probably got more to give

                    5              If you feel like crap every day for a week, you’re doing it wrong

                    6              Have a long term (i.e. 6 weeks ->6 month time frame) goal for your training

                    7              Trust your training

                    8              Race intelligently, but not fearfully

                    9              Don’t panic

                     

                    And on goal race day keep this in mind:

                    10           "What's the worst that can happen. You can go out on pace, blow the fuck up and the last (few) mile(s) will suck. You'll live. Better than than lying in bed at 3 in the freaking morning for the next month or two knowing you COULD have done it if you hadn't been such a pansy ass."

                    “Over level or steep, over smooth or rough, over dry or wet…run, run: always run.” 

                      I only have 2:

                      1 - Don't Panic

                      2 - Always carry a towel

                       

                      Well, that and the answer to life the universe and everything. 42, of course

                      When I run I feel like a swallow

                      Because you are free like a bird?

                      Nope, because of all the flies I eat.

                       

                        I just have to try this shower beer thing...I guess it only works with cans.

                          Oh hell, why not. Here are my 10 rules, for me, which of course I think should apply to everyone blah blah blah but we're all snowflakes:

                           

                          1. Relax.

                          2. Listen to your feet.

                          3. Adapt.

                          4. Don't treat the ground like an enemy.

                          5. Comfort before fashion.

                          6. Be gentle.

                          7. Be friendly.

                          8. Be ambitious.

                          9. Be humble.

                          10. Be funny.

                           

                          And +1 to the beer shower, especially after a morning run and you've got nothing else to do but relax for the rest of the day.


                          some call me Tim

                            I only have 2:

                            1 - Don't Panic

                            2 - Always carry a towel

                             

                            Well, that and the answer to life the universe and everything. 42, of course

                             

                            Those have really worked out well for me, actually... along with the idea of having a couple of pints before a flight.

                            10/08 - Green Monster 50k

                            12/10 - Hellgate??

                            ME WEBLARG

                              Been thinking about this for a while:

                               

                              1. Show up.

                              2. Run hard twice a week.

                              3. Go fast when you feel good.

                              4. Don't chase numbers.

                              5. Race your friends.

                              6. Don't be a wimp.

                              7. Appreciate the good ones.

                              8. Forget the bad ones.

                              9. Marathons suck.

                              10. Believe.

                              Ready, go.

                               

                                Of the above rules that I've forgotten and regretted the most, the toilet paper one is the biggest.  Especially if you're on the trails with no porta-potties.

                                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                                 

                                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                                 

                                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

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