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Quick Reflection

Monday, July 01, 2013

After running my emoticonon Saturday then finally getting over the things I did not like; I was able to reflect a bit this morning! 1st let me say that working out early in the morning is the sh*t!

Need I reflection was this:
1) Go to the actual race location before the day of the race to check it out or even run it once!

2) I love the medal (bling) & NOT t-shirts so all races will not provide a medal even for ALL finishers.

3) Right now, my completion time (even if it is longer than my dry runs) in the race is not important as completing it!

4) Walking as a training exercise IS just as important! (Hal Higdon is teaching me this)

5) During any time in a race, it IS okay to walk "some" of it!
6) Strength training 2x a week is a MUST!!!
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  • DEB9021
    Good tips. I have been mostly doing the 5k training on a set route and with the same music playing in my ears. Makes it easy to know how far I've gone and where I am in the workout. But I have a feeling if I do a different route or don't have my music, it will seem a lot longer because I won't have a those mental markers.

    I probably should switch up to a route with hills BEFORE I get to all running, so I don't get all proud about running the whole way only to die on the first hill I hit!

    1755 days ago
    Great points. Course variance in elevation changes, how much the course winds and even the scenery can impact how you feel when you're running it, so it is good to have a general idea of what you'r going into.

    You know I loves the bling! I only like tee shirts with awsome fabric. Even the ones with cute logos aren't that spectacular unless they actually feel good to the touch, in my opinion. I'd much rather have a medal than a tee, but i have thought about eventually making a patchwork quilt from all of my race tees (gotta beef up my collection).

    I need to get a grasp of 4.iI's so hard to walk when you feel like running, lol.

    Good luck with your training! You got this!!!
    1755 days ago
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