What a great run today! The Saucony Kinvara 2s felt fantastic and actually after about the first half mile, I stopped worrying about them and just ran.
It was nice to just be able to run, without having to think about what I am doing or worry about re-aggravating my calf strain. I took a chance this morning and decided to run 8.0 on the rail trail in Augusta, while TheWife walked 3 miles with the Beener. I figured with an out and back course if my leg or the shoes started to bother me that it would be easier to just turn around and come back.
I also started a new “canned” training program in MiCoach, I am not a big fan of canned programs, but this one is not the same as others I have tried before. I usually prefer running for a certain distance and this program is based on the amount of time spent running. I will try it for a while to see how it works for me – something different may be what I need, there is nothing saying that I have to do exactly what it says. Continue reading
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Yesterday I did a post on Brand Loyalty in Running and Eric alias “Running Moose” said in his comment: “Now if I can get them to be loyal to me…”
It got me to thinking – I know a bad thing sometimes, but not this time.
This is a pretty broad statement and yet I have heard this same sentiment from many runners and even myself over the years – that brands/companies are not very loyal to their loyal customers.
I want to ask other runners opinions on this topic, before I go off and spout my opinions and theories about brands being loyal to their customers.
- What is your definition of loyalty to a customer?
- In your opinion what do brands do now to show loyalty to their customers?
- What could brands do differently to show more loyalty to their customers?
- How could brands use Social Media to create better brand loyalty by customers?
- What do you personally expect in return for being loyal to a brand?
If you could respond to the questions in the comments section below, I will put together a post with the results after Friday.
No I am not doing this as a study for any of the brands, this is something that I am just doing.