Anywho, now that I'm done with that, back to the title of my blog post: speedwork. I think that I may be alone in this but I really love speed work. I don't know if it's the fact that I get to
In my marathon training plan, I have 1 day of "speedwork" and 1 day of Intervals or what some would consider a tempo run but we do it in a different way. This is the stuff I look forward to. When I first started working out, I started out in Crossfit. So for two years, my workout every day was a combination of anaerobic and aerobic activity. It was focused more on "short bursts" of intensity vs just doing cardio for an hour or whatever. So, maybe that's why I enjoy to run that way. Actually, the idea of just getting out and running for an hour doesn't sound anywhere near as fun. I like speed!! But what I will say is that my speed is a lot of people's race pace, so whatever, lol.
that was me monday... winning races
Also, if any of you have been reading my blog, you know that I start Yoga Teacher training in the next month. I am super excited about this. One thing that I really love about yoga is the meditation piece. I started meditating about 2 years ago and it has done wonders for me. It helps with sleep, it helps with my food issues, it helps with my attitude, etc etc. I feel like I have become more patient, calm, understanding, forgiving, all of the things I want to be. That is because 1. I am spending some time with God in the morning and asking for his guidance, 2. I am focusing more on the present and not worrying about the past/future. I usually only do about 5 minutes in the morning because it's all I have time for, but I was talking to someone yesterday who suggested I use the time when I run. I usually run in groups, but this saturday is a key training run and it's my first long run. I'm supposed to run 90-110 minutes and this person suggested I do it without music. That almost sounds a little scary. That means it's just going to be me out there. by myself, running long... in the silence... aauughhh.. But isn't that what it's supposed to be about? I think so. So that's my goal for this saturday. I'm getting up at 6 am, eating, hydrating, getting dressed and running out there with no music, no friends, no nothing. It will be me. by myself. without distraction. I'll have to report back to you on how this goes. This could be me...
Do you run long distance in silence or do you use music?