Monday, October 8, 2012

Top 10 Ways to Fall in Love With Running, again

  1. Sign up for a race with friends that is longer than you think you can do
  2. Buy a foam roller and roll before & after every run
  3. Schedule a massage every time you run three times a week for a month
  4. Read every blog and website you can find about running & trail running
  5. Buy a bunch of magazines & books about running & trail running
  6. Live in a place where you can run year round
  7. Record your time for every race so you can chart your progress using Excel Charts
  8. Post every training run and race on Facebook & Twitter
  9. Use Map My Run on your smart phone so you can see mileage/pace, etc
  10. Make an "after run plan", especially after a long run, or dream about it while you run, for a way to relax & what you will eat/drink after your done. I like to lay on the sofa and watch TV Shows on DVD as a recovery activity and eat sushi or steak.

1 comment:

  1. #3 scheduling a massage per run is perfect: conditioned response. Pavlov would be so proud... the equivalent of using meat flavored powder in your running shoes...