Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mark Remy's Rules to Run By at Runner's World

Recently many of my friends and family have started to do some running. Though I do have a fairly athletic family most of them are or were not runners. It is great to not only see them out and running but, getting into shape and doing something that they might not think they were capable of before.

Just like any sport or cultural sub-set there are many un-spoken rules and guidelines to learn for all newcomers. Here is a great article from Runner's World that touches on some of them, the full article link is below and here are a few sections from the article.

Running Rules of Thumb
1. If you see a porta potty with no line, use it. Even if you don't need to.
2. If you have to ask yourself, Does this driver see me? The answer is no.
3. If you have to ask yourself, Are these shorts too short? The answer is yes.
4. 1 glazed doughnut = 2 miles
5. You rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip.
6. Not everyone who looks fast really is, and not everyone who looks slow really is.
7. Nobody has ever watched Chariots of Fire from beginning to end. Not even the people who made it.
8. You can never have too many safety pins on your gym bag.
9. Running any given route in the rain makes you feel 50 percent more hard-core than covering the same route on a sunny day.
10. If you care even a little about being called a jogger versus a runner, you're a runner.

Mark Remy's Rules to Run By at Runner's World

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