Born to Run
I’m in the middle of the best book I’ve read in a long time. In fact, I got so inspired while reading it, that yesterday I registered to run in the Marine Corps Marathon, and am planning on doing it in my Vibram Five Fingers! It’s titled Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It’s a book that is part story, part research paper and covers a wide array of topics including the greatest endurance runners in the world from Mexico (the Tarahumara), ultra-running and all the quirky personalities in the sport, persistence hunting, the history of the running shoe and Nike, the early adaptation of man for running, barefoot running, and running just for the love of it. Whether you are a runner or not, you can relate to this book, and you will definitely learn something new about running; and maybe, just maybe you’ll get moved enough to get out there on the road, trails, beach, mountains, wherever… and run – because we were born to do it!
6x Franklin Hill Repeats
– 3-5 minute rest interval
– If you’re doing this at home, find a hill that is no more than 1/4 mile long and is fairly steep. Run up it. Repeat.