Monday, July 19, 2010

There Is a Reason Why "Run" Rhymes With "Fun"

Hooray! Today I registered for the 27th Best Dam Run and Walk 10K. My sister registered for it a few days ago. This is her first race and we are training together. Now we will officially be running it together! I'm really excited to share this experience with her. Doesn't that sound fun? There is no better way to enjoy running than to do a race with someone. Or is there?...

Today I have a training tip that is intended for running but can be applied to any workout plan. An article on suggests, "Each day, let your training plan have one vote for the kind of run you do and let your body--your feelings of fatigue and readiness, enjoyment, confidence, and comfort--have two votes." This is talking about your mind-body connection. While it's great to have a plan set out, leave room for adjustments that your body demands. For example, I donated blood last Monday, so I took it easier on my training run Tuesday morning. The more you pay attention to your body, the better you will know when you can push it and when you should hold back. This is one thing that top athletes master, and you can too! It leads to more enjoyment as well as more accomplishment, which leads to even more enjoyment. It's an upward cycle. Enticing, right? If you want to read the rest of the article, click HERE. Otherwise, enjoy your workout, whatever it may be!

1 comment:

Kathy Haynie said...

Oh, hooray - we'll see you at The Best Dam Run! Mark and I are signed up as walkers. And we are planning to start a running program in a couple of weeks - I'll keep you posted!

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