This is going to be an interesting attempt at a blog. One that takes seemingly unrelated subjects and ties them into my main focus, running.
If you were to flip through any of the myriad of books I’ve read on some pretty random subjects, you’d see the margins littered up and down with notes. If a stranger was to read them, they probably would make no sense, because they’re almost all about connecting whatever random subject I’m reading about back to running. It doesn’t matter what the subject is. Recognizing similar patterns in other subjects, or taking overarching themes and tying them to your specialty is key to broadening your horizons and not falling into the same dogma that gets presented over and over again within a specialty. Making connections is a skill that should be learned. Given that, I’m going to delve through several of my books and highlight some of the abstract lessons I’ve learned and what that means to my specialty, running.
This is somewhat related to a previous post where I gave my kind of overarching principles and rules for everything: