Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A running blog?
In the last weeks I've discovered that I like a good running blog. Freaking out over my impending marathon training has led me to read as much as I can about running and from runners. Books, blogs, etc. Aside from those that sparsely post (selfish me wants to read about you and your running exploits every day, dammit) the thing that I've found to be lacking is a blog from what I consider to be an average runner. By average I mean not 7-8 minutes miles and PR times that make me cry about my lack of running ability. While we runners share many common experiences, most of us average/slow peeps have a hard time commiserating with someone who is pissed that their run was ONLY at an 8 minute pace. Sure, I know what a bad run feels like and it sucks. And I know that fast runners don't post their stats with the intent to make others feel bad. You run what you run. But at the end of the day I want to read about bad runs from someone else who will never place in their age group. For whom finding purpose in the (quasi)suffering of running takes a little more effort. Maybe I'm just too insecure about what my body is willing to do, but I'm willing to bet I'm not the only self-conscious runner out there who wants to read about someone closer to my pace. Beyond that, I'm really not sure what these posts are going to entail. Post run pics? Workout recaps? Race plans? I think I'll be checking in on some of my favorite blogs for tips. In the mean time, I hope to find some other average runners out there. Comments and suggestions are alway welcome, and feel free to link to your own blog in comments. The more the merrier!