Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some VERY Useful Information For Runners, Especially "Newbies"

I don't usually appreciate unsolicited e-mails, but in this case I've made an exception. I received an e-mail from a Suzane Smith, who came up with a list titled “50 Essential Health Hacks for Serious Runners”
It turns out to be a very informative article for runners. So, I've provided the link to it above. I must say I will not take her advice mentioned in #6. On second thought, I'm adding this a day later, but to respond to your comments, I've found that petroleum jelly works for male nipple problems too. Sorry if I just grossed you out. Please feel free to comment or add to any of her "50 things to remain mindful of when piecing together a specific, personalized training program."
In other news, I'm hoping to find the time later to write my what will not be exciting NY City Half Marathon race report. How's that for making you not look forward to reading it?! You've been warned....BUT, I will of course use my gift as a writer to make it entertaining. :-)

8 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Thank you for this wonderful list! I quickly read it and will go back later to read in greater detail. There are so many things on your list that I agree with:) I also learned a few things:) This was awesome...thanks for sharing!

BTW: Number 6 is no laughing matter:) Ha ha!! Have a great day Rick!

EZEthan said...

You're luck on the #6 one... I get major nipple chafe, especially when I start putting in the long runs over the summer...

Tara said...

Hi Rick! I'll have to check out the list. I'm definitely a marathon newbie.

Congrats on your race from the last post! I'm glad that you were able to run despite the knee!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Thanks for the list Rick. I am not sure I will be wearing running clothes to sleep in any time soon(#2), but it was a good list.
I have been wanting to try yoga (#39).

onelittletrigirl said...

Great link- I have seen many of these before but it is nice to have news ones and see them all in one place!

Talk about NOT exciting...I am trying to write a race report for a race in which I did not run! bleh.

NY Wolve said...

The obstacle is the path. Finishing and doing is key. I will wait for the report.

Anais said...

Well I'm still looking forward to reading it! So there!

And about the list... You might laugh at #6, but let me tell you a story...

I was at the gym, minding my own business, and I looked up randomly just looking around the gym. There was a 60 year old guy on the treadmill, running. I was about to look away when I noticed blood stains going all the way down his shirt, coming from his nipples. It was so weird :|

lindsay said...

i got that email too, lol.

what's so wrong with #6? haven't you ever seen dudes with blood stripes? eww.

i am on-edge for your "boring" race report... i've stocked up on 5-hr energy just so i can make it through.