You’re four miles into a 10k, tracking perfect splits to PR by a few seconds when disaster strikes. First you notice your left shoe. It is not feeling quite as secure as it was moments ago, but you try to put it out of your mind. A few minutes later you hear a plastic clicking sound, which fills you with a sense of doom. A quick glance at your feet reveals the inevitable truth. Your shoelaces are untied.
Do you stop and tie them, losing time and possibly your PR? Do you keep running, hoping that it doesn’t get any worse and that you don’t face plant right before crossing the timing mats? I say no to both options. Instead you should travel back in time and read this post so that your shoelaces never (hopefully) come untied again. Read more >>