Tuesday, February 02, 2010

every word but the right one

forward: ok, when i am supposed to write, i strain or something and it comes out the wrong places. i want to polish these like i did the bike/horse one but that takes time/effort and i really shouldn't even be writing these i should be writing the paper, so since the audience here is really small (although we have seen a smattering of hits from outside recently?) ima just put em here as is

the most important coach in any athletic event is your own body. if something doesn't feel right, pay close attention to that, likewise, if something feels good. when you're out there doing it, don't get hung up on what some guy (me, your coach) with a ruler and a chalkboard tells you to the point you stop hearing the miriad relevent details mother nature has provided you with both the sensors to detect and the hardware to process.

[home for dinner]
looks like she's in a good mood
oh nice, we are
what? uh oh...
discuss discuss

snake oil
we think with the proliferation of knowledge in modern times things that don't work but are sold as the cure are less common. not so, they're just more insidious. example- eco conscious is sweet and all but advertisers slap a veneer on and your noble ideal is now a corporate tool. tv dinners with "30% less packaging" and organic ingredients is not saving the planet (it tasted fucking good though, its the marketing not the product i'm criticizing). and the current one i'm on about- barefoot running. [you didn't answer me, have you read born to run yet? its pretty good] i'm down with listening to my body (see above) and working on my stride, and fuck nike, but hearing the argument and saying-
oh i see, fuck shoes
*throws out shoes, buys different thinner shoes for $100+*
-is ridiculous. paying attention to your body goes beyond what your feet tell you when they touch the ground. if you're some gooney mother fucker who sits on his ass writing blog posts when he should be writing research papers, you're going to need to approach running slightly different than a pre-industrial hunter


Blogger l said...

i haven't read "born to run" yet. i have heard all the hoopla over this barefoot craze, however. yeah, i'm not going to wear what is basically an overpriced pair of socks when it's 20 F out.

people have always been amazed at my race results in and since college, since i'm not with a COACH or a TEAM or whatever the fuck else you're supposed to have to be a good athlete. fuck it. i paid a lot of attention to the workouts i ran in high school, and my high school coach ran usatf coaching clinics for college coaches (including one my coach at gonzaga went to). what it came down to was this: i learned what kind of work outs i needed to run at what times. when i don't have so much time to run (like now), i get rid of all the bullshit extra miles (which do help keep me at ideal race weight) and only do quality. fast and long and that's it. no in-between bullshit. and yeah, i eat pretty healthy in general, but i just ate an entire pack of haribo gummy bears earlier tonight and i'm not going to worry about it too much. i'm excited for when i can grow my own food in my own garden and do it organically, but fuck it for now. 'cause you know what? i'm a fucking poor grad student who survives largely through the generosity of her boyfriend. so fuck that bitch i work with who gave me crap about eating non-organic soup "with all that fake stuff." i've eaten her healthy soup and it tastes like ass. mine tastes like manna from heaven. and i'd be willing to bet money i don't have that i'm healthier than she is.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Jonny said...

ya i think you're well ahead of the game on running. i never was a runner and am using this barefoot craze thing to work on my form, and to distract me online

5:55 PM  

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