Another “I feel great at the finish race!” (That’s two 10ks in a row.) My time was about the same time as last year but I did stop at every water station. (I’m testing out this routine – as I usually don’t drink anything till after the race.)
Happy with some of my splits too!
This year, the mint fields were already harvested, but there was still a lingering distant whiff in the cool morning breeze.
One guy ran with his Thor horns on to honor the Scandinavian Days. Next year I’m going to braid my hair.
I Love the homemade direction signs.
After I found my pace, I slipped into an observational trance - noticing the way other runners held their arms. I tend to run with my arms at waist level. For several years I ran with a dog and had better leash control with my arms at that level.
But what I witnessed was crazy:
- Arms bent at a 45º angle with hands almost touching their chest.
- Arms slapping about like they were dislocate at the shoulder.
- Elbows sticking out.
- Hands like propellers.
What do your arms do? Improve your running or just go along for the ride?
Arm Movement in Running
Port-o-potty chat: “More people here than last year – yeah, in this line!”
T-shirt Talk: “Don’t Vote Me Off”
Farthest away t-shirt - Tempe AZ