The Lone Runner
Running is typically thought of as a solitary endeavor but we are here to tell you that having a Runner Buddy is awesome! They get us out on dark, cold, rainy days; they push our pace or slow us when we need to hold back; they hold us accountable when the couch or bed is calling; they make many miles easier.
Plus, you finally have someone who won’t glaze over when you talk about runner stuff.
To have a great, lasting runner-buddy relationship, it’s a good idea to set some expectations and guidelines. We thought we’d give you a list of runner-buddy etiquette tips we’ve learned over the years. Please add your own thoughts in the comments!
It’s taper time! For many athletes, the cut back in volume of training to get ready for race day can be as big a challenge as training. Why is tapering important and what should you be doing during taper?
You had the best intentions when you signed up for this goal race. Maybe you were hoping the goal race would help motivate you to get in consistent training. But sometimes for whatever reason, things just don’t go to plan. What do you do these last couple of weeks of training if you’ve not been able to do as much training as you would’ve liked?