I’ve decided I need a new strategy. I’m in a training rut.
So I’m going to start running for time instead of distance. That’s how I started running in the first place. My friend suggested I do Hal Higdon’s very basic beginner running plan: 10 minutes walking, 15 minutes running, 5 minutes walking. I could do that! Easy peasy!
After I got my bearings a bit, I started running for distance instead of time.
Well, now that I’ve started my training over, my times are slow. Like, depressingly slow. Like, maybe-I-should-just-walk-because-it-would-be-faster slow.
I decided to start like I did the first time: going for time.
A marathoner who works in our video department does this. He always runs for time instead of distance. And sometimes he runs “an extra mile or two.” I can honestly say that I have never, ever, ever “accidentally” run an extra mile or two. So impressive.
So, here’s to a new game plan!