"In a distance event, stay focused on pace in the middle miles. Your tendency will be to slow down in order to conserve energy."
*This seems like a timely tip with so many of us racing this season. Also, I encountered this pacing issue during my first 10K. My strategy was to walk at the beginning of mile 3, for just two minutes, to regain some energy. I never regained enough and continued to be slow all the way to the finish.
Training Topic: 'Tis the season....
Okay, all of you seasoned runners/triathletes out there, feel free to skip this section today. Really. I won't be offended. Or, feel free to read on and laugh at my 'newbie runner' status standing proud and tall. I'm okay with that. Really.
So now that we have that out of the way, I'd like to share my latest 'a-has' (is that a word??) in my journey toward the finish line...
1. There is a racing season.
2. There is a triathlon season.
3. Half marathons and marathons do not (typically) take place in the deep south after late March/early April. Too hot here in Hades!
4. There appear to be *favorite* weekends in race season; many races happen the same day.
5. Start looking for next year's races now; plan your race schedule in advance.
6. It takes many sources to find all the races... including asking through tweets and posts.
Okay, so my seasoned blogging buddies ~ you are laughing at me right now (if you stuck around to read this part). It's okay. I can laugh at myself.... heartily, in fact. But I know there are many newbies like me who are just figuring all this out, too, so this topic is for you, fellow-first-timers. :-) Oh, and if I'm totally off on this whole 'seasons/scheduling' thing, please let me know! I'm open to more understanding! Every day is a chance to learn something new, and I'm definitely a work in progress!
post, I got on my soapbox (some call it my ‘mom side’ or ‘teacher talk’) about the dangers of sharing details in our online communities, which got me to thinking:
Do you tweet or post status updates?
I recently reconnected with my twitter community, after taking a few months’ break. I find I’m often comparing friending and tweeting, trying to decide how much I digg being plugged in, linkedIn, if you will – on each, on both, on neither……
But since I was charged with teaching my colleagues about social media and more specifically, social networking, this school year, I invested many hours last summer (hundreds!) teaching myself the basics of these web 2.0 tools. It was then that I stumbledupon blogging, to which I’m not ashamed to say, unabashedly addicted! :) It's just too del.icio.us to pass up!
But FB and Twitter have been a different story… I wander in and out of them from time to time, often feeling like they’re a bit of an intrusion, though I do like being part of the conversations happening 24/7. I’m pretty sure my hubby’s not too crazy about it, though – often giving me ‘that look’ when I’m canoodling with my BlackBerry. Can't … help … it …. Is there a BB Anonymous group yet?? Sign me up!
I read this quote several months ago:
“Twitter is about the people you want to know.
Facebook is about the people you already know.”
Hmmm….. I can see this, though the lines appear to be blurring as each platform takes on more qualities of the other, and each competing for our loyalty.
Enter another venue that many of us in the running world frequent: Daily Mile, recently described as the “Facebook for Athletes.” Well, I’d hardly call myself an athlete, but I definitely enjoy dipping into (and out of) the conversations taking place by like-minded people.
Even as I write this post, I am reading tweets on my BB… this one just in (and fitting):
“We think of twitter as an information network that helps people
discover what’s going on in the world around them.”
As an information junkie, I can totally relate to this!!! So, I'm wondering....
Do you tweet or post?
And how does it affect your blogging?
Happy running, friends....
Robin aka.... @RobinLeRoyKyle