Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Top Three Racing Strategies
RunAddicts.net posted 3 tips on how to dominate your next race.
At first, I was stoked. I like reading new tips.
But. Um. Then I read them.
Click on the link above to read the full article, if you really want to, but, here are the three tips:
1. Go out fast
2. Keep even splits
3. Go out slow
Are there any other options?
No, seriously. Either you get slower or you get faster or you stay the same?
I guess this is great advice for someone who goes out fast, then slows down, then goes fast again? Or something. I'm confused as to how this is helping anyone, except to say "do what works for you."
Which is what is should be titled. These are not three tips. These are basically the three ways you can run a race.
So, yes, do what works for you.
Oh, hey, I should write an article, too.
Three AMAZING TIPS on How To Start a Race:
1. Start with your right foot forward.
2. Start with your left foot forward.
3. Jump forward with both feet at the same time to surprise the competition!
BOOM. I'm a genius.
Of course, I'm not qualified to give you advice. The last time I seriously tried to compete in a race I almost puked at the end, won my age division, and quit running for a few months. I am the king of non-advice.
What is your best advice for racing strategies?
I think mine is: don't take articles you read online seriously.