I had a thought today.
I run, and I run a lot. I have run three marathons, one half marathon officially, and about 15 half marathons during training for marathons, tons of 10K's, a lot of
5K's, and I am currently training for another marathon as well as the 188 miles Ragnar Relay through the beautiful Utah Wasatch Back. Needless to say, I run a lot, and I like it.
I am not a professional runner by any standard, and I don't pretend to be one either. I am just your average, busy mom of three kids, living life and trying to stay fit and healthy. I started out as a beginner, running track in Junior High (the 400 seemed to be the race I always did), and hating it so much in High School that I quit. I picked up long distance running a few weeks into college, and haven't stopped since. As all people do, and I have learned as I go. I am who I am and I run how I run, and I am content and happy with that. I have however, learned a lot of running tips, tricks, do's, do not's, nutrition techniques, training techniques, and so on. I have learned these through all of the years of running, lots of research, a 95% degree in Sports Medicine (that is a story in and of itself), reading running magazines, experience, and lots of races.
I never really blog much about my running (especially the training) out of fear of giving my readers running overload. I blog about the races, and occasionally about some fun experiences, but not really the day to day miles and what training for a marathon, or a 1/2 marathon, or any race, truly entails. But, I have had enough people ask me for advice, tips, ect, that I feel like maybe I should let you all in on the training process more than I usually do.
I was going to start up a running blog, but there are already so many out there, and I would feel inadequate. I am far from being one of those top runners out there, but I am not a beginner either. I feel that my place is with my own little blog, right here, with my friends....you.
So, I am going to be a lot more open about my training. I will share the tips I have learned about nutrition info for running, picking running shoes, race training programs, and so on. I will fill you in on the new info I get and have tried. I will let you know how my own personal training is going as well. The posts will not be long for the most part, but they will be informative and a lot more frequent. Read them if you want, skip them if you don't give a crap. I will continue to do the usual blogging as well.
I will label the posts, so you will know if it is a running post or not. They will be labeled "The Roadrunner Files." Lame, yes, but if you can think of something better, by all means, send me a note.
So, without further blabbering, here it goes. Thanks for reading.