Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running Habits:

Just like any activity that a person spends a lot of time and effort on you form certain habits or pet peeves. Though I am not a superstitious person, I like to think that all of my thoughts are grounded in logic, I do have certain habits that I do follow during my runs. Here are some of the habits or pet peeves that I have when I run.

1. I avoid stepping on manhole covers. I don't know why, but I feel that just one time one of them will be lose and I step on it and break my legs. No matter what training or during a race I avoid manholes or drainage cutters at all costs.

2. I do not believe that running on the grass or dirt next to a tar or pavement path will save my knees. I do believe that if the dirt or grass is rough there is a higher likely hood that you will slip and twist your ankle.

3. I always carry things in my left hand, water bottles, gels, shirt or food. Unless my left hand if full anything that I carry goes in my left hand and rarely will I switch hands. This has always been the case since running down the track in high school with a baton, it just feels more comfortable.

Post a comment of any running habits that you have.

1 comment:

  1. I dont like to step on sidewalk cracks...I'm worried I'll break someone's back. I also like to switch hands if I'm carryign something, although I despise the idea of carrying anything. I feel like it throughs off my chi while I'm running ~ Have a good day ~ Evan