As I explained in my last post, I am taking a break from formal training and “just running.” To make this time feel more productive I’ve given myself some goals. Of course, these are not the usual goals I’d make for my running. Instead of hitting race time targets, my to-do list looks like this:
1. Strengthen core (make core work more of a habit even if it means running a little less).
2. Address training obsessive compulsiveness (overcome training OCD: stop controlling the pace of every run, making sure to get round numbers of mileage and to get in a certain amount of miles every day/week).
3. Rediscover the fun in running.
I have been doing really well with most of these things. I could still stand to do more core work, but I am doing it way more frequently than I was. I put my GPS watch in the drawer and forgot about it, instead opting for the cheap Target watch I still don’t even know how to use anyway. And when I saw there was going to be a trail race at a park near my house, I signed right up! GULP! Read more >>