I can’t believe this Sunday is going to be the 3rd week of training with Team Challenge already!! A new season brings a whole new group of people, but a majority of us were all out on Sunday morning in the freezing cold ready to run. And I use the term “ready” loosely.
We discussed the importance of pacing and leaving some gas in the tank for the end of the run.
The first week of training 75% of people went out too fast and were dying at the end. I explained how good it feels at the end of a race when you’ve still got some kick and you’re able to pass other racers instead of being the one getting passed!
I hope that if I keep reminding them of this they’ll finally listen to me.
I was impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm this past Sunday, though, and other than my knee hurting, the run went great!
In other related running news, what do you guys think of the Boston Marathon’s new qualifying times and registration procedures?
Obviously, the new times don’t affect me because I’ll never qualify for Boston. BUT I personally don’t really have a problem with it. Boston is an elite event for elite athletes, and should be treated as such. There are a million other fantastic marathons in the world that don’t require qualifying, so those of us who can’t qualify for Boston should cheer on those who do and be inspired by their ridiculously speedy legs! Heck, I’m inspired by anyone who runs a marathon period!
I know some other people have posted about this Adidas ad that ran a few years back, but I couldn’t not post this picture:
I can totally relate. Hehe. (you can see more pictures here)
Hope everyone’s having a great Wednesday!!