I just came back from a wonderful 10k run in this lovely weather. It was glorious even if most people don’t think running would be enjoyable in near -30 weather in January. It kinda made me feel hardcore.
It’s all part of my #31in31 challenge. The challenge has really motivated me to get out there everyday, rain or shine (or really cold). It’s been great so far even though some nights I’d rather stay inside when it’s dark and gloomy out there. The hardest part is getting out the door, trust me!
I remember when I was training for my first Ironman. Now I thought that was hardcore. And it probably still is but when you hang out folks that do 7-hour rides and 4-hour runs on most weekends, you lose a bit of your coolness factor. I’m okay with that somehow…
I know crazy folks like Ultramarathoner Ray Zahab or even Ultraman competitors think this stuff is probably just peanuts. But judging from the looks I’ve been getting lately when I’m out running, as well as comments on Facebook & Twitter, most people think I’m nuts. Year-round runners are really the minority, trust me!
For me these days, it’s all about being healthy and enjoying getting out there. And I am!
Another research led by Harvard University Professor Daniel Lieberman, one of the leading experts on running biomechanics and injuries. See the link for an abstract of the Foot Strike and Injury Rates in Endurance Runners: a retrospective study. This is the latest study looking at rear vs midfoot strikers and injury rates.