Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

My favorite blogger is back!  Lauren Fleshman, American 5k pro, had a ruinous performance at the U.S. Olympic Trials and subsequently disappeared from her usually consistent site  Her posts had been getting fewer and farther between as she struggled with injuries and forced breaks, and I figured with how things went in Eugene that she might stop running and writing completely.

But as she described in her latest post she just needed to get away from the running world for a while and re-calibrate.  It's good to have her back, it sort of feels like a friend has reappeared.  She gives great advice on running, along with a quirky, self-deprecating wit that provides a rare view into the life of a professional runner.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

How to keep your shoelaces from coming untied when you run

Maybe this is obvious, but I've never seen it written anywhere so I will just put it out there.  The reason shoelaces become untied is because the knot bounces up and down when you run.  So after you tie them take the hanging loops and slide them under the laces on the top of your foot, like this:

This immobilizes them as you run and they don't come loose.  Enjoy!