Q: Is EarnedRuns just proposing we follow OLD SCHOOL guidelines of working hard at running?
A: The principle of needing to work hard to accomplish important running goals is timeless. The offer to provide free personal bibs and information support to assist runners in designing, training for, and competing in personalized races is novel; it follows NEW SCHOOL thinking but adds the dimension of custom racing. There's no example of a previous similar offer of which we're aware (please share this information If you have it).
OLD SCHOOL = focus is on quantity of miles run + organized racing.
NEW SCHOOL = focus is on overall training + mileage quality + organized racing.
EARNED RUNS = focus is on overall training + mileage quality + racing often, organized + custom.
[NOTE: Younger generations help us understand the subtle difference between simply liking old stuff and cherishing product quality and authenticity by their appreciation of brands. The resurgence of interest in Polaroid cameras, vinyl records, tape deck players is lead by these younger consumers. Companies that offer high quality goods of yesteryear have devotees of all ages, although they may not consistently enjoy mass appeal or lead trends. EarnedRuns will appeal to some runners, and those runners will appreciate having the ability to run quality races created to meet their competition and training needs.]
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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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