Obsessed Runner Blog

2012-10-03 - It's a gift

Yo run gang,

The fall race season is upon us! Yikes! Many of you will be lining up in Chicago this weekend or in Detroit or Grand Rapids in just a couple weeks. No matter what the outcome, remember, it is a gift just to make it to the starting line, enjoy the adventure (From the Latin, adventura, where the outcome is uncertain. The spice of life!)

An under-trained runner with a positive attitude will beat a trained runner with doubts every time. Just relax, run smart and enjoy the sights, sounds and ... Pain! You work hard to feel this bad, savor it, as the rest of the world lives in a couch potato haze you are fully alive and diggin' it!

In all distance events, 9 out of 10 world records are set when running negative splits, a faster second half. A difficult concept to get your head around in a long race: the idea that you will pick it up.  Going out too fast is the number one mistake, every minute you are ahead of schedule is a potential to walk 10 minutes at the end; it is not money in the bank. Don't do it!

For those who heed my words, I'm proud of you already!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who loves the long run, an event that continues to offer self discovery, keeping the fire lit.

March 2, 2011 - Where's the Obsessed Runner?

The Obsessed Runner seems to have been abducted by Leprechauns or possibly Martians. Randy

We're not really sure, he was here, there was a flash of green, he was gone!

Come to Shamrocks & Shenanigans on March 13 or the Martian Marathon on April 2 & help us look for him!

Thanks, The Crew at Running Fit

2011-11-30 - Take a Break...

December 1st, what many of us consider the official start of the off season, a time to lick the wounds and give the body a break. On February 1st, we'll come back rested and ready to crank on all cylinders! We don't quit running for two months, heck no, we just dial back, skipping days and keeping the intensity low. No long or hard workouts, no sweating the weekly mileage and no serious racing. A time for some fun races like the Holiday Hustle 5K on Saturday at 4:30 PM, races where we dress up, enjoy a romp with friends though the cool evening air and leave the watch at home. Runholiday5k.com. Ha, OK, maybe the off season starts on Sunday ...

With less time off the road, we'll finally have time to shop for new running stuff! See you at the serious sale this weekend at Running Fit!

Run, rest, run,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner, about to dial down a notch...



PS: Just a heads up, Bayshore opens registration tomorrow, December 1st, and all events will fill in a few hours, YIKES!


PS: Fire up the Kids to run the Martian Kid's Marathon! 
Bring 'em to the mile at Dexter's Holiday Hustle on Dec 3!
Naughty or nice, walker or runner, come breathe in the December night air and give back to others. A silly, hilly out and back course that will take in the neighborhood light displays and give you a chance to see the flashing gang ahead or behind you!

Flashing gang? Yes! Register early and the first 500 get a choice of some flashing or jingling flare (to be picked up at packet pick up).

This charity event donates $5 of your entry fee to local Dexter charities. Bring canned or non perishable food items for the needy and get a raffle ticket for each item! Raffle items from Running Fit to include 2 $50 gift cards, 4 $25 gift cards, gloves, hats, bags and more!  
Volunteer Now! Holiday Hustle 5K
 

 

PS: Save the Dates!  Bike Trainer Rides at the Fit!

 

Looking for some company on those long lonely trainer rides this winter??  Come join us at Running Fit for Trainer Rides and Movies!

NEW THIS YEAR - PEDAL FOR PRIZES!!
Come and join us at either location and start logging your minutes! For every 15 minutes you log at either Running Fit location you will collect a point!  10 points gets you your first prize and then you will be hooked!

WHEN:
    Wednesdays, Starting November 30, Running Fit Ann Arbor West - 6PM - 8PM
    Sundays, Starting December 11, Running Fit Novi - 8AM - 11AM

An opportunity to hang with some like-minded folk, watch a movie on the big screen. Different movie every week....and we can't guarantee it will be rated G.....don't tell your Mom!

Bring your bike and your choice of stationary trainer and be ready to ride.  If you plan on working up a sweat, you better bring a towel for the floor too!

Questions? Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Ann Arbor West or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Novi.

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At RF Events, we are looking forward to the day when we'll be able to host races in person for you again! Getting all of our faithful participants back to the racing world SAFELY is our highest priority. Over the previous couple of months, a dedicated safety team was created and is working diligently to come up with the best plan to keep all our racers, volunteers and staff safe. We are consistently keeping up to date with the CDC guidelines as well as the state, county and city guidelines for the location of each individual race. To see a link to a broad outline of what we're working on and continuing to update, click here. This is a fluid situation that continues to change so we will keep updating our plan as warranted. We want to be sure to let you know that we're working on it and looking forward to seeing you at a starting line soon!