Obsessed Runner Blog
Yo Run Gang,
This running life Coming off a fall marathon and feeling beat up. Anticipation, worry, focus and accomplishment followed by post event depression. The answer to this is a new goal, time to start training and planning for another event. Savor the pain and move on. You worked hard to feel this bad! As I say all the time, you get to experience the true highs and lows of life, not that numb middle of the road, couch potato, comatose haze of constant blahhh. You know the full range of what life has to offer. Enjoy the ride!
The chill is in the air. Now is the time to commit to a winter of getting out the door consistently and putting in the miles. One of the reasons we run is that it is simple and requires hardly anything. Yes winter requires a few more layers, but in the grand scheme of sports, winter running is still as basic as it gets. A synthetic base layer next to the skin to wick away moisture, (staying dry is staying warm) covered by a micro fiber vented shell to stop the wind. Add to that, hats, mitts, some traction control for the shoes, head lamp and reflective vest. (Did I mention its always dark) The winter gear is just trickling in at Running Fit. A fun time to shop for the few but essential pieces of the winter puzzle. We have some serious tech clothing geeks on staff that love to tell you what they wear and will steer you right.
Bring on what ever; well be ready to run.
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner and tired Goat
Yo run gang,
The spring race season is truly upon us, for those of you that slogged through the winter miles, its time to reap for the rest of us, its time get out and jiggle the fat!
Last weekend Mars attacked and the earthlings showed up in force, over 3,000 Green Planet runners hit the streets, a Martian Invasion of Races Record. Thanks for choosing Martian, and for all of your positive comments!
Saturdays Meteor 10K was stacked with the best running talent seen in Michigan in a while. 5 men went under a 5 minute per mile pace, yikes! As for the womens race, picture this, a 36:43 for a 10K gets 5th place, 2 women in the 34s! Smokin! Check out the results at www.martianmarathon.com.
The April 27th Running Fit Trail Marathon and Half Marathon will soon hit their entry limits, grab your spot today! As for Saturdays 5 mile Road Ends Trail Run, we dont have an entry limit so if you miss the cut on the long runs, come and join us for this very serious 5 mile run. Enter at www.trailmarathon.com.
Wow, I ask for tips on how to get motivated to do core strengthening and you came through big time. I have not had time to sift through the mountain of emails but promise to put the info online by weeks end. Ive read many and its already making a difference. Strength, flexibility and six pack abs are coming our way! Go to the menus on the left, click on training, then click on motivation
Get out the door ... Now!
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner
Yo dirt runners,
South Eastern Michigan is blessed with a ton of great parks and great trails to run on. We need your help to keep them that way. Please join me on Sunday April 20th as I volunteer to work with the Michigan State Park Stewardship Committee. Well be havin a weed pickin' festival of garlic mustard and a pre slaughter run! Click here for more information.
Yo Run Gang,
Packing my run gear today took all of 10 seconds, as apposed to a winter morning where I go through every scenario of what I might need and end up packing a bag that looks like Im leaving for vacation. I love the simplicity of summer running, a minimal bag with shoes, socks, shorts and top. I also love the minimal laundry. One of lifes simple pleasures just got simpler!
On a less simple note, Im sure many of you are type As, who have a hard time with the speed limit, saying no to anything and not doing everything to excess Yet, we are attracted to a sport where patience is required at every turn. Patience needed while slowly building up our weekly mileage, while tapering for a race, while recovering from a race, while holding back the pace during the beginning of a race, while dealing with injuries and the list goes on . No real point here, just an observation, AS I PATIENTLY RECOVER FROM MY MARATHON, NOT RUNNING HARD OR LONG FOR A COUPLE WEEKS, AND TRYING NOT TO SHOOT MYSELF!
Of course, with my easy run schedule I have time to yes and to take on a new mission, and to trick I mean to encourage, other into joining me! Click this LINK if you want to get sucked in!
Enjoy every mile,
Randy Step, an obsessed runner with time to do more