As someone who has been through a couple of running booms and has seen running go from basically: running shoes, shorts and t-shirt (maybe a painter’s cap or some kind of stopwatch), with a notebook to log your runs — to where it is now.
You know what I mean the:
- GPS Watches
- Heart rate monitors
- Smart phones/apps
- Fitness Trackers
- Music/ear phones
- Compression Gear
- Hydration Gear
- Belt pouches
- Back packs for running
- Tech Fabrics – socks, shirts, shorts, jackets, etc.
- Online Training Logs
- eZines, blogs, forums
- The Internet and instant answers to all your running questions – information overload
- Online Coaching
- Online Shopping
- Proliferation of high quality treadmills
Then there are so many running shoe choices, figuring out which ones are going to work for you is a whole different post?
I am not a Luddite when it comes to technology or adding/trying new stuff to help me become a better runner, if anything the opposite was the problem for a long while.
Unfortunately, I still get to feeling overwhelmed by all the “stuff” that seems to go along with or becoming a part of running in today’s world. So over the past couple of years I have looked to simplify my running where I can.
What do I really need to be happy as a runner?
Obviously not as much as I used to think, but a bit more than just a loin cloth.
I got some Amazon gift cards for my birthday and was looking for some new running books to read.
When I read the reviews for – Run Simple by Duncan Larkin, it intrigued me – a lot.
It seemed like something right up my alley. Continue reading “Run Simple – Book Review”