Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The secret to running well


Photo from adn.com

I thought I'd try out my new foot for real last night and enter the Tuesday Night Race. The ones that are at Kincaid are all pretty much suffer fests with hill after steep hill. Amazingly I ran the farm league division (5K) and felt great.

I'd even go as far as to say I felt better last night and ran faster than I did at any of the Tuesday night races last fall, and last year I had been training to run long distances on trails.

The secret is to run sporadically for a year, about once a month. Then take off from all exercise in the month leading up to your race. You'll get faster and be more fit than ever before.

I should write for Runner's World Magazine.

3 comments:

Notorious T said...

I've long believed that the best way to run is to do it as rarely as possible. Finally, my theory is proved in a human trial!

Julie said...

I forgot to mention that you should also gain 8 pounds before you race.

bikegirl said...

great! I'm right on track... Lately I only run in hiking boots down hills. The quads love it!