There seems a tendency for runners to view the bombing in Boston through strictly a running lens, to try and claim this tragedy as our own. This is a mistake, as it’s impact goes far beyond the running community, and to view it only in that way risks exacerbating the elitism image already suffered by the sport.
The top links for January 2013 feature the usual suspects on some familiar topics, such as goal-setting, managing your long runs, stretching, finding a coach, and shoe selections.
Last month’s ten best posts cover the usual span of topics include injury prevention and recovery, training approaches, new approaches to flexibility, and lots of shoes – 100 pairs to be exact.
As runners, we pay a lot of attention to our targeted paces for key workouts. It’s a shame that we often lump so many of our valuable aerobic development miles into a little-thought-of “easy” category. By intentionally varying our approach on easy days, we can enhance our training to serve valuable development needs.
If you don’t have the occasional bad workout, you’re probably not pushing yourself hard enough. Every runner has to overcome a setback on a workout now and then. Here are five ways to do so, and to emerge stronger in the process.