Thursday, March 09, 2006

Running Advice Installment #4

Still haven't received any submissions as to a team name. Come on, get the creative juices flowing. :)

When you are doing your easy runs, one way to help ensure you are not running to fast is to see if you can talk with someone while running, if not you're probably going too fast. Remember these easy days are when we allow our bodies to rest up and recover from the tougher workouts. An alternative if you are not running with a buddy is to sing to yourself. (This can be much more convincing than talking to yourself. People may think your crazy if your talking to yourself. Ok, they probably already think your crazy because your training for a half-marathon, but I digress)

A similar pacing strategy can be used when on your long run. The long run is where we build endurance and thus we're not as concerned with speed. For those of you out there who have the urge to jack rabbit, please resist until a time such as a tempo run or a speed workout like intervals.

Another suggestion during your long run is to not be afraid to walk. There is a common misconception that walking means you're not a "real" runner. This couldn't be further from the truth. Incorporating walking into a workout allows your muscles to get a much needed break and enable you to run for a longer period of time. Ergo, we see that while the borgeous public irrationally believe in the fallacious philosophy of "run at all times or not at all," we can pursue higher plains of performance never imagined by said public. (Sorry, must be a little late and vocab is creeping up)

Anyway, hope y'alls running is going well and as always please feel free to send me any questions.Happy running,

Coach Andrew (Dre)

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." -1 Corinthians 9:24


liz said...

how about...
"The Not So Fast Nor Furious"

too long for a team name?

liz said...

coach dre,
are you bringing your famous sweet tea to the cookout?

Andrew Allen said...

Sweet tea is a given at a cookout. In the future, I will endeavor to bring some truly sweet, by Souther terms, tea.

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