The title is my entry into the World’s Worst Pun® competition. I think I’ve got a real shot at winning.
So, I’ve been spending my time doing three things.
- Working on my form. After reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I’ve really started to think about my form. I’m not trying to get performance, necessarily, but I am hoping for longevity. I plan to be running 20 years from now, so I want to do what I can to avoid injury and breakdown. I’m about one week into focussing on shortening up my stride, landing on my midfoot with my my foot directly beneath my body, and a higher kick. No conclusions yet.
- Healing my heals. What an odd place to get cuts; there’s just no easy way to allow them to heal and still continue running. Almost there, though.
- Working on my strength, especially my core. I know if I don’t get stronger there I’ll never make to the end of 26.2.