When I was training for my half-marathon, I used a Runner’s World plan that I got from their magazine at the library, copied it, and hung it on my wall.
Perhaps, it was illegal but it got me through my half-marathon with only minor dying. 🙂
So, then someone recommended Hal Higdon who I had never heard of, but is, apparently, famous for all these running plans he makes.
My new goal being getting fast, I decided to print out an advanced 5K program. This you all know. That was last week.
I followed the plan for a whole week! And then I stopped.
Because I run for fun. During the weekend, I was supposed to do a 4-mile run and then a 60-minute run. I would have no problem with this except that I felt it was a “must”: one more thing I had to do that would take up precious saturday/sunday time.
So, I quit.
I decided, if I want to run faster, then I should…run faster.
Wow. Big breakthrough here!!
Anyway, this morning I went for a run against my own will (well, half of it since the other half of me forced the whole of me to go outside and freeze my butt off… 🙂 ).
It was hard. I ran my first mile at a 7-minute pace and my second mile was probably a 7:30 minute pace and my last mile a 8-8:30 minute pace. I’m not really sure cause my Garmin ran out of batteries. Whoops. 🙂 Anyway, I will get faster. Just not by doing sprints and long runs and short runs on the appointed days.
When I run, I will run