Comments for HillRunner.com https://www.hillrunner.com The site for everyone who loves running. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:21:58 -0500 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Comment on Don’t be afraid of failure by Chris Melvin https://www.hillrunner.com/dont-be-afraid-of-failure/#comment-988 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:21:58 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64497#comment-988 Love it! I find myself taking this mindset more and more in life in general.

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Comment on Goodhart’s Law and the runner by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/goodharts-law-and-the-runner/#comment-987 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:11:28 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64494#comment-987 This is a big problem in education (I don’t think it’s just public education but any education that relies on tests to track “progress”). Teaching to the test instead of teaching students how to learn or how to think through problems.

It makes sense that schools need to be held accountable but this is why I don’t like standardized tests as a measure of that accountability. This is exactly the Goodhart’s Law problem. When schools and teachers are essentially forced to teach to the test or face the consequences, they can not do a good job teaching students the skills that are necessary to succeed in the real world.

Of course, seeing a problem and solving it are two very different things. Many people see the problem. How we solve teaching to the test and still hold schools accountable, I have no idea.

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Comment on Goodhart’s Law and the runner by ksrunner https://www.hillrunner.com/goodharts-law-and-the-runner/#comment-986 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:20:52 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64494#comment-986 I think that public education often falls into this trap by training students to pass assessment tests rather than teaching the subject. Fortunately, my daughter got into a high school that did not do this, but prior to 10th grade, her education focused too much on assessments.

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Comment on What are you running for? by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/what-are-you-running-for/#comment-984 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:57:22 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64219#comment-984 Thanks Chris. After making some mistakes that you would find a little humorous because I was doing things I’ve told you to avoid doing or I didn’t do things I insisted you do (I get it, some very good advice is hard to do, I fell into the trap) I’m on the road back. Trying hard to do things right this time and I trust I’ll be back to full strength soon.

It’s tough to find that right balance and it’s something we always need to re-evaluate because the right balance changes over time. A constant challenge but one that we’re best off facing head on consistently.

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Comment on What are you running for? by Chris Melvin https://www.hillrunner.com/what-are-you-running-for/#comment-983 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:17:35 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64219#comment-983 I hope your recovery is going well and you can get your daily dose soon. This is something I’ve been thinking a LOT about lately. Right now I’ve come down on the side of easy running for the sanity, but I’m competitive with myself and can see how I could easily overdo it when feeling good. Walking that fine line and not losing balance is tough.

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Comment on Team HillRunner.com: 2019 Al’s Run by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/team-hillrunner-com-2019-als-run/#comment-982 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:40:22 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64069#comment-982 I’ll be running (and HillRunner.com will be sponsoring) the Hootie Hustle 5K on August 24th. Hoping to get one other race in before then but first need to make sure the body is in good condition.

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Comment on Team HillRunner.com: 2019 Al’s Run by Double https://www.hillrunner.com/team-hillrunner-com-2019-als-run/#comment-981 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:33:10 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64069#comment-981 Anyone doing any tune up races this summer around here?

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Comment on Ask me anything by Double https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-980 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:57:52 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-980 I do need to start incorporating strides. It’s almost a full workout now however. So be it. The sun don’t shine on the same dog’s rear end everyday.

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Comment on Ask me anything by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-979 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:25:23 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-979 Double, I feel like I should be asking you for training advice. Maybe I wouldn’t have screwed up my calf last year or my hip this year if I asked for and listened to some of your sage wisdom.

That said, maybe because I’m gun shy after screwing up my hip largely by trying to get too aggressive with some half mile repeats, I’m actually leaning toward shying away from 800s myself. I’m looking toward longer tempo runs and mile repeats with short to moderate recoveries (1-3 minutes) and using strides to work the turnover.

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Comment on Ask me anything by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-978 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:22:24 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-978 César,

No. That ship has sailed.

First, I’m not in my 20s any more. I don’t think I could hold up to 90-100 miles a week, much less the training I was doing that led to those times. At 42, my body just isn’t as resilient as it was 15-20 years ago.

Second, I know I’m at a point in my life that, even if I could hold up to that training, I wouldn’t want to.

Third, even if I did want to do that training and my body would hold up to it, I’m in my 40s now. That worked when I was in my 20s but wouldn’t produce the same results now.

I sometimes get a little nostalgic about those days when I was in that kind of shape and everything seemed to come so much more easily than it now does. However, I’ve accepted where I am in life. Those days are forever in the past.

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