(Remember to consult a physician before starting a new exercise
I have been slacking in my blogging duties as of late! Things are really picking up as the race is only one month away. But, let’s try to get
back on schedule with an uplifting post about teamwork.
Though running can be a highly meditative and personal time, it can also be a time where two or more people bond through the shared activity. Like in life, runners often need a support system as they train and compete – people who love the sport as much as they do, or people who commiserate with achy muscles and bad running days. Running partners are some of the best resources and friends runners may have.
When on a run, it seems that people talk about everything and anything besides running, and when they’re done with it, running is all they talk about. I like to call it running therapy.
Besides the fact that running with someone is a wonderful way to decompress from the day, running with someone is also a great way to check your pace. If you are going at a comfortable speed, one in which you can carry on a conversation with someone, it’s probably a good pace. However, if you are able to sing while on that run, you may want to consider bumping up the speed a little. Likewise, if you can barely get to the letter C while saying the alphabet without sucking wind, you may want to slow down. The exceptions are, of course, if you’re trying to push yourself for hard workout, or if you are taking a “rest” day.
During Lite Up the Nite, you have an opportunity to sign up as a team. Almost HALF of those registered for the race are participating on a team. There are 2 categories in which you can compete for a team prize: fundraising & most spirited. If you're a real go-getter, you can even sign up for both! There is NO EXTRA FEE to register as a team. Don't run alone! Grab a buddy and come run with us at Derryfield Park!
Good luck, and see you June 21 at Lite Up the Nite!
Look for the next blog post soon.
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