Last night I joined my first Twitter chat. Honestly, not sure what took me so long to check one out, but when I saw Bart Yasso was going to be answering questions on #AskGreatist and I was home doing nothing (ok, I should have been studying, but we’ll call it a study break!) I decided to check it out.
For those who aren’t familiar with a Twitter chat it’s basically a pre-arranged group chat communicating through tweets using a specific hashtag (a hashtag is an identifying word preceded by a “#”) so participants can search the hashtag and follow the conversation – last night’s hashtag was #AskGreatist (you can click on the link to view the entire conversation).
It was actually really cool! I was able to tweet questions using the hashtag that were answered by Bart himself! Check out my questions and his answers below:
(Bart followed this one up by saying he prefers to stretch after runs because that’s when his muscles are warm!)
How cool is that! I honestly used to not really be a huge fan of social media, but I do have to admit it’s pretty cool when someone like Bart Yasso is accessible for everyone to ask all their running questions to!
I know Greatist is working on putting together more chats with other really great hosts, so as I hear about them I’ll be sure to share, or you can follow @Greatist on Twitter for updates!
Have you ever participated in a twitter chat?
Are there any good regular ones you suggest checking out??
I haven’t start speed work so that question goes over my head….And I understand the idea of not stretching before a workout, but I would have liked to ask him what kind of warm up to do! I’ve never joined a twitter chat before….but I need to start looking for them!
If I remember correctly someone else asked him about warming up for a run and he said he just starts off running slowly to warm up. The Twitter chat was a lot of fun, I’d check one out if you find one that interests you!
Missed that chat last night, so bummed!
Yeah, it was pretty cool, hopefully Greatist will be bringing in some other cool people for chats!