Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Training Tips: Pacing is important, especially on easy days

A basic, popular belief in running, is that you need to have varied pacing throughout your schedule of runs.  Easy days, long days, speed days, hill days, tempo days, etc. there are lots of different paces happening.  Your body responds to different pacing accordingly and determines if it is a recovery day or a training specific day.  In this simple Q&A post on Competitor Magazine, the subject of easy run pacing is covered.  

It is a commonly ignored idea, even sometimes by myself.  Recovery is supposed to be easy.  Check out the article and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

02/23/2016 Bring home the Daily Fitness Journal Tee!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

02/22/2016 Starting the week off right

Getting a run in always feels good.  I never regret a run done, it's always the one I skip that I regret.  When you start the week off with a good run, it is like a bonus to your run, in my opinion.  Today, I got out for a little over 7 miles, at a comfortable pace.  The splits are below and aren't earth shattering.  I was on some strong hills and just wanted to get some decent miles in.  My overall pace for the duration was about 8:33/mile and total time running was 1:01:06.  In the coming weeks, the miles will build and the speed will come.

16:15- 0:11 (2%)8'02"/MI
25:35+ 1:18 (-17%)9'20"/MI
34:11- 0:44 (7%)8'36"/MI
42:10- 0:37 (7%)7'59"/MI
51:35+ 1:26 (-18%)9'25"/MI
59:57- 1:03 (11%)8'22"/MI