The purpose of this article is to discuss why an organization needs to use the concept of eat-and-run verification (먹튀검증) for its runner maintenance program. Running is a tough sport, and it requires plenty of training to develop the endurance necessary for competitive performances. Yet even after months of training, the athlete must still prove his or her mettle on the race track. It’s when a runner shows up at the starting line of a marathon, with a full tank of gas and a good plan to go fast, that the real challenge begins. This means planning the race beforehand, having the right running gear on hand, and knowing how to execute those plans in a timely manner.
In addition to these aspects, however, it’s also important for a runner to understand what it means to “Eat-And-Run.” While many runners may not realize it, the objective of this particular training method involves checking the effectiveness of a runner’s planned efforts against the runner’s actual physical condition and current state of fitness. Runners who are “eating” and drinking their own fuel and who have a good plan to follow will generally see an improvement in their performances. Those who are “running” and aren’t paying attention to their running gear will find that their planned efforts don’t translate into fast finishes and may even lead to undue fatigue and other negative consequences.
In other words, the goal of eat-and-run verification is to simulate the actual stresses of a marathon. A runner might plan a great, five-minute run ahead of time. However, if that runner continues to run on empty for five minutes before he or she starts eating his or her fuel, the effects could be counterproductive. By performing this simulation of the race’s different stages, the runner will be able to gauge his or her physiological readiness for the rigors of the marathon.
The next step of the verification process is testing the runner’s running gear. Since each stage of the race varies greatly from another, some changes in the equipment could occur significantly. For example, a runner who is used to running on flat terrain may find that, after running on a course with varying degrees of incline and grade, his or her feet start to ache or feel sore after only a few miles. During the next stage of the race, when he or she is running up a hill, hills may become a source of pain, especially if the hill is steep. By testing the runner’s gear during several different stages of the race, the runner can make sure that the gear is appropriate for the changing conditions and can eliminate the risk of running minus proper gear.
To conduct a well-rounded verification plan, it is important for each runner to document, in detail, every stage of the race. Not only is this important for future reference, but it also provides motivation to the runner, reminding him or her of the benefits of a good plan. After each stage of the race, a runner should go over the plan and discuss any new information or problems he or she comes across. By collaborating with other team members during the race, a runner can learn more about how the course was altered, how hard the grade was or whether other factors affected the performance.
Verifications help determine whether the planned course-change was successful or not. Although some courses have simple changes to accommodate the changing conditions, other courses may require more careful planning. In addition, a thorough verification plan can help prepare an athlete for races on more difficult courses, since the plan will include details about what conditions are likely to be found there. A well-prepared athlete can also reduce the risk of a bad start to a race by having a plan that includes all possible course changes.