I started my running journey about five years ago. Back in the beginning, it seemed like every race was a huge PR. I shaved times off in massive chunks. I took 45 minutes off my half-marathon time from my first attempt to my second. The first two years of running was so full of success, that I started to take it for granted. I assumed that all I needed to do was continue to bank miles and I would just get faster and faster.
If you’ve been running for awhile, you know exactly what I’m talking about. We have these huge gains at the beginning and it’s so easy to take PRs for granted and just expect them to happen because we showed up at a race. After a while, though, we all hit a plateau. That’s exactly what happened to me this year. Read more >>