Based loosely on a book by Mark Remy called The Runner's Rule Book as well as a Runner's World article from the January 2010 issue over the next week or so I will be posting a few running rules to live by.
I hope you enjoyed the series.
Rule Fifteen: Before You Remove Your New Running Shoes from the Box, You Must Smell Them
Open the box. Peel pack the tissue paper. Behold those pristine shoes. Then lift the box to your face and breathe deeply. Mmmmmmm. Smells like potential. And possibly toxins. But mostly potential.
Happy Triathlete Spring Day!
I call December 22 Triathlon Spring Day. Why? Because days start getting longer after the winter Solstice (Dec 22). Yes, it is only a gradual change at first with the days adding 1-2 minutes a day until June 21, which is the longest day of the year. But, let's face it. Winter Solstice is a huge hurdle to get through and means that training outdoors late into the evening isn't all that far away.