THE ILLURUNATI

THE ILLURUNATI

by Eddie Suarez

The Unwritten Rules of Running

1)   An event shirt cannot be worn until you have completed said event.

2)   Thou shall not wear one brand from head to toe.

3)   Anything said after Mile 8 cannot be used against you.

4)   Thou shall refer to your running shoes as shoes. They are neither sneakers nor tennis shoes.

5)   Yes it’s hot and humid, shut up and keep running.

6)   Relieving yourself on yourself is only acceptable if you’re in position to win the race.

7)   Any distance that is not 26.2 miles shall not be referred to as a marathon.

8)   Running two half-marathons does not mean you ran a marathon.

9)   If your Garmin didn’t record your run then it never happened.

10) Finisher medals for any race shorter than a half marathon shall be worn for the remainder of Race Day. For any race longer, the period is extended until the end of the following day.

What are some of your rules?

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About Author

Eddie Suarez

Eddie first joined TeamFootWorks as a Fitness 101 participant in February of 2004. He ran his first marathon in 2005 after completing the TeamFootWorks Full Marathon Training Program. He continued training for more races and went on to compete in Ironman Coeur D'Alene on June 22, 2008. In the meantime, he came on board as an employee in December of 2007. He still continues to mostly run and bike with an occasional swim mixed in.

Comments

  1. bioprof
    bioprof 31 October, 2014, 18:34

    If the bone ain’t showing, keep on going.

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 31 October, 2014, 18:38

      I don’t know about that. If anything on me is broken, I’m pretty much going to passout.

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  2. Gabriel
    Gabriel 31 October, 2014, 20:05

    I like that and if it hurts, keep on running, it will either dissipate or hurt some more.

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  3. Mar mar 44
    Mar mar 44 31 October, 2014, 23:12

    Don’t start a race with a group you can’t pace with

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  4. Laura
    Laura 1 November, 2014, 11:40

    Love these rules, Eddie! I live by all of them (especially the one about the Garmin)

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 3 November, 2014, 14:08

      Thanks Laura! Nothing is more frustrating than my Garmin running out of juice midway through a run…

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  5. jp
    jp 3 November, 2014, 23:37

    Don’t assume the guy in front of you with the pace time is on his back is ACTUALLY WITH THE PACE GROUP in the marathon…..

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