November 20, 2012 - Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day


Hug a runner, and share the sweat!

Do you run for exercise? Or do you know someone who does? Today's the day to give and get some hugs.

Run the Edge Blog has some suggestions for G.O.H.A.R.D.:
1.  Interval Hugging: Try both long and short intervals and don’t forget to change leads with your hugging partners so everybody gets a chance to set the pace.  We recommend starting with 10 X 40-second hugs with ample recovery.  More experienced huggers may want to cut down on the rest between hugs.
2.  Long Slow Hugs: This should be a staple of your training program.  Set aside time at least once a week to share a hug lasting several minutes...
3.  Speed Hugging: Don’t overdo this especially in the early months.  Speed training is important but can lead to injury if huggers try to do too much too soon.
4.  Hug Visualization....
5.  Cross Training: Running couples may want to engage in some cross training activities...

If you don't run for exercise, today might be a great day to start. Remember to Go Hard (but not too hard, because you have to break in your running shoes and your legs and feet—and you don't want to be so sore tomorrow that you never run again!). At any rate, be sure to get energizing hugs before and after you run!

Also on this date:

Happy Inventions Day 

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