June 2015 - 10. I started and finished Mark Remy's "The Runner's Rule Book" today. It's a quick and sometimes funny (as well as sometimes useful) read. The top things I learned/loved were: just run around the block (just do it!). Stretch only if you want to (and do it after if you do). Stand still at red lights (you'll be fine). Always be growing. Run with identification (ID) of some kind. Before a race or long run, strong coffee is your best friend (I never would have thought this!). The whole pasta thing is way overblown. Double-knot (your sneakers) before the gun (after your warm-up). Write off the first mile (it's not worth sprinting for). Have a mantra. Run the mile you're in. Becoming a human metronome (knowing your pace) is fun. Save the race shirt for post-race.