Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Training update: Tempo on the Treadmill

This training cycle has been interesting so far. For some reason, I have felt like I have a long way to go still, but I am starting to feel more comfortable in my training.

Saturday I had a tempo run. Because it was only in the 50s outside, I decided to just run on the treadmill. It's not that 50s are super cold, just that when the wind blew it felt more like 40s and I really just didn't want to fight that. So the treadmill did just fine that day. I'm hoping it warms up again soon though because I don't want to have a super cold race day.


3X1 miles at about 7:30 pace, with a mile recovery in between each. I was super nice to have a full mile of recovery in between.  It helped me get a few more miles in and it helped bring my heart rate down, but it was still challenging because my legs were getting worked.

It seems like a theme in this training for me has been to trust the training and the process. Like I said before, I'm just starting to feel like I'm getting more comfortable in my training now. By comfortable I don't mean that my runs feel easy, I mean that I finally don't feel like I'm not going to be ready in time to race. A big part of training is that even on the days that we don't feel like we are ready enough to be getting ready for a race we still keep going and trusting that our bodies will adapt and be ready. Because our bodies will adapt. Every time we go through a training process, there is part of that training that is helping your body get ready all over again. Trusting the process and your training is a huge key to getting to race day.  If you trust your training, you'll go into race day knowing that you have done everything you can to be ready for the best race you can give.

How far into training do you usually start feeling more comfortable?

Is it summer where you're at yet?

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