A is for aerobics. The foundation of running.
B is for breath. It seems we’re always trying to catch it.
C is for carbohydrates. The fuel that drives us.
D is for distance. It can be a mile or a marathon, and sometimes it’s a pleasure and other times a test.
E is for eating. Something most runners can never do enough of.
F is for fartlek. The rude sounding Swedish word for speed play.
G is for goals. Every runner has them.
H is for health. Every runner needs it.
I is for injuries. Every runner seems to have them.
J is for jogging. Something most runners hate to be caught doing.
K is for Kenyans. It would be nice to be able run as fast as them.
L is for lungs. Can yours hold enough air?
M is for miles. Some days, they are endless.
N is for nutrition. Something we all pay a good deal of attention to, but often break with nachos, chocolate, ice cream or beer.
O is for oxygen. See “B.”
P is for pain. Suck it up, buttercup.
Q is for quick. Make haste.
R is for race. A good place to find runners.
S is for shoes. We all love them.
T is for tempo. You probably run one of those once a week.
U is for ultras. How far do you want to run today?
V is for Vo2 Max. What’s yours?
W is for walk. Let’s hope that’s something none of us has to do during a race.
X is for XS. The size my race day T-shirt comes in.
Y is for youth. They love to run too!
Z is for zen. That peaceful state many of us achieve on our best runs.