25 GOLDEN RULES OF RUNNING FROM RUNNERS WORLD: To help countdown the 25 days remaining this month until the New Year, try reviewing or learning for the first time, “The 25 Golden Rules of Running: Time-tested, Universally Accepted Axioms of the Sport” by Bob Cooper. Earned Runs has updated a BLOG post from November 23, 2016 that featured the Runnersworld.com piece. The article was re-posted in the spring too, because the advice truly is ‘golden’.
This one 'LISTICLE' packs a punch; it hits subjects runners may not realize are important to being successful in their sport, some that would only come up once a problem was encountered. I’ve lived/run by them all, learning one at a time, through reading, absorbing advice handed down from trainers or other runners, or personal experience. You may have run across various versions of each. They are all here and can also be found through the link on the RESOURCES page.
Possibly the wisdom of each rule (and the exceptions) won’t be fully recognized by those of you who are new to the sport until the issues personally present themselves later in your running careers. You might wish to print and keep this gem of an article in your “files”; (gym bag, refrigerator, locker, etc.), and make notes that customize the rules.
The #1RULE, on SPECIFICITY, will be discussed in detail later this month, to help you start with mental planning for January 2018.
Start counting tomorrow!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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