See all that snow? I went out anyway….one of my best runs ever…
Patrick’s foot after the New Hampshire marathon. After he finished he said, “That was terrible!”
Nelson and Cope after the Black Fly Blitz – a local 5K, named after the legendary black flies that are ten times worse than mosquitoes.
Run Copey Run!
The word RUN is synonymous with: bolt, career, course, gallop, haste, hasten, hie, hurry, lope, post, race…and the list goes on and on…
Bet you just had a TON of yummy Thanksgiving food – I did and it was awesome! I love the holidays but when Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas comes, so does cold weather. I hate being cold. Even the thought of running outside is hideous – even though I know I’ll warm up in five freezing minutes. So I eat a lot of pie and don’t run. My motivation is kryogenically frozen. Last spring, when New Hampshire was thawing I stepped outside and started to hasten. Yikes, I felt slow and out of shape. It took me all spring and summer to get back my base. So this year, I’m determined to keep my base all winter long.
Are you interested? Keep reading…if not, well my next post just might be on that next piece of pie…
Why do I love running? It makes me hurt so good! Endorphins are released, my brain clears, I’m less crabby, I get stronger, and it only requires some shoes. Anyone can run.
Want to keep your base? Here’s how:
Mon 30-45 min with strides (sprint every once in awhile)
Tues rest/day off
Wed 30-45 min with strides
Thurs 30-45 min
Fri rest/day off
Sat long run: 60-90 min
Sun rest/day off
That’s for a beginner. Even though I’ve been running my whole life, I’m often just trying to keep up with this program. Outdoors, treadmill, the bike, an elliptical machine will work. As the famous Nike slogan goes…Just Do It.