Let me apologize for my lack of updates. For awhile there I was like a yo-yo dieter with my workouts. I would feel super motivated one week and then like a total couch potato the next. But now that race season is officially here I have tons of things to report.
First, I am so happy for every single workout I did over the winter. Every treadmill run, or gym session paid off. My race time is already better then what it was this time last year.
Second, I got my new running shoes. I am very excited about this but I am having a hard time breaking them in and rotating them out with my old pair. It’s amazing how a new pair can effect your muscles. When I got my first pair I was told they would last me around 500 miles. So like the organized person that I am, I logged every run I did and how many miles.
Third, I have started to incorporate sprint workouts into my routine. Everyone always told me that if I wanted to improve my time I needed to do speed training. I could never find the motivation to do it. I mean, I am a distance runner, sprinting really isn’t a strong suit of mine. I have to say though, I don’t mind it all and I can already feel the benefits in my pace.. This one I found on Pinterest really kicked my butt the other day. I took about a 30 second rest in between each item. It’s funny how you can feel like you are in great shape but when you switch up your routine your body isn’t used to the change. You are asking your muscles to do something they haven’t done before. And ultimately you become a stronger runner.
And lastly, like I said before, race season has officially begun. I have ran a race almost every weekend since early April. I’ve placed in a few of them and have seen my time improve greatly. I am very excited to see what my accomplishes will be and what courses I run.