- There is a substantial overlap between a) those who strongly oppose stability running shoes and orthotics because they alter one's footstrike and running gait and b) those who strongly advocate Newton running shoes because they alter one's footstrike and running gait. And if you point this out to them, they stutter and stammer.
- If you coat your face with Vaseline before a windy or cold or rainy run, your skin will feel great afterwards. This also works for pool-running.
- Rocktape makes therapeutic tape in black with skulls.
- It's not just you -- nobody wears CWX compression shorts without developing a muffin top.
- If barefoot running is really the best and fastest way to run, then why do top triathletes spend additional precious time to PUT ON shoes during bike-run transition?
- Tempo runs on the track can be miserable if you count down laps. Works much better to decide that you'll be running at tempo effort for roughly x minutes, and then stop after that time.
- There are few things crueler to an early morning runner than the locked portapotty.
- Apparently people are now running in non-compression knee-high socks just for the looks of it, as opposed to those of us who suffer through compression socks upon the recommendation of PT or doctor. My first thought is that I don't understand why anyone would wear knee-high socks if they didn't have to, especially in the summer. My second thought is that it would be DAMN COOL if CEP made socks that looked like these.
- It's always better to run one mile or repetition or workout or race too few then one mile or repetition or workout or race too many.
- race that marked a turnaround point in my running. Yesterday, I received in the mail my commemorative mug from Cherry Blossom for beating the 71:19 mark. It arrived with the handle broken. I consider that a positive omen of where my running goes from here.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Random (Running) Friday Thoughts
No real intro. Let's just get into them.