The Ironism

The Ironism

The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.

September 2011


Getting Away With It


“Doesn’t this feel like it’s something you shouldn’t be doing? Like this is something forbidden you’re getting away with?”

The question is posed by Christopher McDougall as he introduces Brian Fidelman to barfoot running in Central Park, NY. And for some reason the question stuck with me. There’s a lot of stuff we’re not supposed to do. Smiling when running is one thing. Running too much is another: As Mårten Klingberg points out in Swedish Runner’s World, training 3 times a week constitutes about 2% of your total time, and yet he is the one getting strange looks for training 7-9 times a week…

This post continues at The Run Smiley Collective, so go there and finish it!

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