I’ve learned a lot over the years in my running career about understanding the point to each workout. Knowing that it’s not all about the end goal, but the journey of a thousand workouts that leads you to that goal. Slow runs are ones where you keep your heart rate down so low that you might even walk. Hard runs might be so killer that you want to keel over, gasping for breath. I learned how each one in the schedule made me better; how I need both of them in order to move forward.
When I trained with a coach, one of the things that we used to talk about were junk miles. The miles that you run, that are too fast to be easy, but too easy to be fast. The ones that don’t help you recover. Or get better. The ones that really just break you down. The ones with no purpose. The ones in the grey area. Junk miles are to be avoided. (Salty explained junk miles in this post a while back.)
Maybe it’s a stretch but I am beginning see my life in those terms. Read more >>