Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jain Running

The cool October rains have brought earthworms, grubs, and other little creatures out onto roads and trails. As a runner, I feel like I could publish a book / podcast on how to avoid stepping on them. “In chapter 5, you’ll learn simple techniques from pulling your stride up short to using short bursts of speed to lengthen your pace to avoid nature’s smallest crawling life forms; all while keeping under a 10-minute mile. Bonus section includes tips on night and twilight running with a headlamp, and how to avoid tripping over opossums.” Trust me, it is especially mentally exhausting keeping keenly aware and focused on your surroundings and footing for 45 minutes or longer.

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