In any field, as you rise through the ranks and get more involved in whatever field you are pursuing, you get more and more insulated in your profession. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it creates a situation where we lose our ability to look at things from an outside perspective. We become more likely to accept whatever idea or concept is ingrained in our profession without asking questions.
To combat this problem it’s worthwhile to take a step back and explore other fields outside your own. For us runner’s or coaches that means not only exploring similar sports like cycling or swimming, but also entirely separate fields that have no connection what so ever to running. For this post, I’d like to delve into a couple of lessons I’ve learned recently from various non-running sources.