July 9, 2008

A report on my running tangents

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to start running tangents during my training runs so doing that would be a habit causing me to run tangents during races without thinking about it. I've pretty much achieved that habit. In fact, on July 24 my wife and I took her 91-year old mother up to two of the Utah ski resorts for a picnic and a tram ride to the top of Hidden Mountain, elevation 11,000 feet. The canyon road has a lot of turns, and I noticed on the way down that I had a tendency to want to drive tangents. Of course, I didn't do that due to oncoming traffic, but I did catch myself a couple of times wanting to drive tangent to the curves.

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