Happy Monday! Last night, I shared an intimate post where my children were trying to get a message across to me. I needed to shift my focus. Just like shifting my focus away from something (healthy or unhealthy) … I am shifting my training focus on something else. I am learning to run fast.
My next big adventure and road race is just a few four weeks away. I will be running with six other bloggers and we will be part of a team running in the Ragnar Relay So. Cal Race Series.
I want to run faster… so I am going to have to learn to run faster. To learn to run faster… I am going to have to run faster. Run faster Mommy! Do you see the cycle of events that I am having to do!?
I love this image that Saucony shared on Pinterest. You don’t get better at running hills, by walking them! This is so true! You have to DO the thing you are wanting to improve upon… to improve! I must run faster to run fast!
I am super proud of my personal best that I accomplished (while running sick) two weeks ago at the ShamROCK’n halfmarathon in Sacramento. I learned that I am stronger than my brain said I was. I am able to do more than I can now. I need to challenge that limit. I also want to succeed and reach my fitness goals… and I need to increase my speed in order for those goals to be reached.
I am tackling my speed goal by running my regular training runs faster. I am still running at a comfortable pace (about a 6-8 on the difficulty level). I call them comfortably challenging. Challenging enough to finish the distance set out for me… but not too easy to sing and dance while running.
This past Saturday, I set out to meet my husband and the boys at the gym. I laced up my Saucony 0mm drop minimalist Virrata running shoes… and ran fast. I ran the 3.5 miles to the gym at a comfortably challenging pace. I could have run faster… but I tried to run consistent with a negative split. I succeeded. I was super proud of myself!
I really do not have any training plan set for this week… besides RUN, MOVE, LIFT and be ACTIVE. When I do run, I want to run fast. When I do lift, I want to lift heavy. I want to be active and on the move WITH my children. Feel free to follow my training on daily mile to see what I end up doing (and my pace improvements over time) this week.