Running offers a unique opportunity for conversation. It’s rare for us to find another chance to spend an hour, uninterrupted by text messages, emails, or family members where we can really get into a conversation with someone. Continue reading “Keep Your Running Conversations Positive”
Many athletes who consider themselves “recreational” shy away from racing. They make various justifications for their decision to not race, like ‘I didn’t start running because I wanted to race’ or ‘why should I pay twenty dollars to race if I can just go for a run on my own.’ As realistic as these justifications may seem, people who limit themselves by avoiding races miss out on a variety of benefits that come out of races.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to signing up for a road race is that it requires commitment. By paying the normally modest entry fee, an athlete’s training immediately takes on a brand new focus. So, the next time you want to hit the “snooze button” when the alarm goes off in time for your before-work run, you have your twenty-five dollar commitment looming in the back of your mind. The next time you return home from work mentally exhausted, you have your twenty-five dollar commitment reminding you that the opportunity to improve your fitness and to take a mental break by going for a run is important to you. Continue reading “Why Run A Road Race?”