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In other news, I've officially signed up to be a Ragnar Relay volunteer. Kate LF and I are signed up to help out our friend Kate S. and Amanda on Team Chicked! (Definition of "chicked" found here.) I'm looking forward to helping out my friends and hopefully I get one of the coveted volunteer spots at the finish line! Volunteer sign up is April 9 and the race is June 8 and 9. Much more to come on that in the months to come.
I've recently started reading Hal Higdon's book, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, as I've mentioned in a previous post.
1) Progressively longer runs will get you to the finish line
2) Scheduling rest days is the key to staying healthy
3) Taking one step back allows you to take two steps forward
4) Speed training can be a double edged sword
5) Learning pace and learning to race are the two most critical skills
6) Consistency, rather than spectacular workouts, is what counts in the long run
7) Nutrition is an oft-overlooked factor in marathon success
8) Practice everything connected with the marathon, not just the running of it
9) Tapering-reducing your training in order to be better rested for an upcoming big race-is both an art and a science
10) You'll go only as far as your motivation will carry you