Archive for March, 2012


The Great Muppet Taper

March 13, 2012

If you have run a half-marathon or full marathon, then you probably know the concept of the taper. For those who have not, a taper is the scaling back of a training routine in the immediate lead-up to a big race in order to let your body fully rest and prepare for the effort. If you have kids, or ever were one, then hopefully you know the majesty that is the whimsical world of the Muppets. As Runner: On the Right hits the taper for a marathon, it can be helpful to relax and have a laugh. To that end, and as homage to a great Muppet film, please enjoy the following little movie, straight from the lily pad.

Here’s some simple advice: Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.



The Running Rain Man

March 8, 2012

You look outside and see the rain. No chance at going for a run today. Just imagining the drenched socks and rain-heavy shirt makes you cringe. Even the treadmill sounds like a poor option. Everyone needs a little extra motivation for those kinds of days. We all need something to kick us out the door and keep our spirits up as we push through a run. Music can often play that part. Some may have the gear to take music outside with them in inclement weather. Others will listen to their tunes on a treadmill staring at the downpour through a window. Either way, everyone needs an appropriate song selection. Read the rest of this entry ?

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