Summer training, fall results
by on Thursday, July 17, 2014  (2 comments)

ImageTeam before an early fall race in 2013

What are you doing now to win this fall?

What you're doing now will determine how your racing season goes this fall. Whether a "win" for you means winning a race, placing in your age group or reaching a time goal, the work you get in during the summer will go a long way toward determining whether you get that "win".

We all know distance running isn't an instant gratification sport. You have to put in months of work to get good results. Well, check the calendar. Your fall race may be as little as two months out and surely isn't more than five months out. You may have already hit the heart of your training schedule if you're two months out. Even if you're five months out, what you're doing now will affect how hard you can work a few months from now when you are in the heart of your schedule.

So get out there. Make today count. Your fall racing season depends on it.

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My goal race for this year is Brigg's & Al's. Just under two months from now. I am working very hard to reach my goal for that day. I know full well that what I am doing now will be the major determinate of that day's performance.

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My goal is to keep up the consistent, pain free training I've been doing, get stronger, and to add a longer run each week where I can. I was only able to run 5 or more miles 18 times from Jan-May. Pretty pathetic IMO. But I've done 14 in the past 4 weeks. 8 miles today was my first hour plus run since thanksgiving. Al's Run is definitely on the radar, but I'm more interested in laying the foundation for what's to come in 2015 during the next 6 months.

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