A Few Words on Running

Yes, running. I know this is supposed to focus on cycling stuff, but running in a tri counts as at least being part of a cycling event right? So I’m trying to get more into it and have been forcing myself out almost every night. I say forcing because I have always perscribed to the idea that the only reason you should run is from fire and bears. I have NEVER liked to run. But I’m hoping to change that. Starting out slow has so far worked well, I run 1/2 mile and then walk (or power walk, whatever) a mile to cool down.  I’ve been focusing on what one of my reps told me “Don’t pay attention to how fast you’re going, focus on landing your feet as gently as you can on the pavement”, and you know what? It really helps… Until I get lazy and start “pounding the pavement” again. You have to understand, my mom calls me “The stomper”, I’m not exactly light on my feet. But hopefully, with more practice put in, I can find my groove and go on for miles… :)

If you have any tips for me, I’d love to hear them! I’d also love to hear if you are a runner for life or just getting into it, if I can start running, anyone can!

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4 Responses to A Few Words on Running

  1. Burt says:

    Looking forward to reading your blogs. We will need to get together for a ride. :-)

  2. Emily says:

    Glad that the “run lightly” tip helped! :) Keep it up, you just wait, you are going to become addicted and become a runner for life!

  3. Brian says:

    This is targeting high level marathoners, but is a fascinating view of running form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hqspH_OTzA

  4. Jeff Muscatine says:

    Good to see your blog – nice start!

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