OK - I guess this is funny however "IF" your body aches and you are tired, perhaps it would be a good idea to take some time off? Now I am not talking about the little aches and pains that come right after a run but the ones that stick around or reoccur when you resume running. Over training is a big danger, and if you look back on the blog session(s), I have written about this before. Please go back and have a look HOWEVER today, I just want to give everyone permission, that it is not imperative to do every kilometer in the exact order on a schedule nor is it a crime to crawl back into bed in the AM if you do feel like running. Do not think that I am advocating dreaming up excuses not to run, however most of us are so driven that we feel guilty if we take a day off running - GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO REST and then start back into a rigorous training program with renewed energy.
ALSO., in regards to our training programs, should you not be able to do a training session DO NOT TRY TO CATCH UP by doing it another day - "IF" you miss a training run - let it go - rest recover and pick up the program where you left off - NEVER TRY CATCH UP!!!!
The FLIP SIDE to all of this philosophy is that if you start a run - try to finish it. You all must know by now that there are no time limits, hence do not quit just because you can not do a 10K run in 70 minutes (example only) "IF" you start a 10, 15, 20, or 30K run FINISH IT, even if you walk part of the session. Again there is not a time requirement, just finish what you have started, because, if you don't that one "quit" becomes an excuse for the next run and so on and so on!!!! It is very permissible to walk part of a training distance. Let us say that you are going out to do your first 25KM run and as you hit 20KM (the furthest you have run before), you want to quit - DO NOT QUIT - walk it out because quitting will give an excuse for the next time and those excuses are cumulative - PLUS how will you ever figure out what it feels like to run (walk) 25K? Walk out those last 3 K and determine what it will take the next time to finish it running - (maybe half the walk time at 50% into the run and then run it in to the end. Both excuses and finishing vibes are accumulative - you just chose which you want to concentrate on!!!!!
Congrats to ALL who finished the River Run this weekend - sure looks like they had lots of participants. Hope you had a blast
Looking forward to:
Bluewater Health race on Sept 13th 2015
MoRun on November 22nd 2015
I LOVE this weather - WARM and beautiful - for me the best. Make sure you hydrate properly every day, especially with the extra heat and humidity. Drink when thirsty, but do not over drink and only a little at a time - do NOT gulp down one of those 7/11 big drinks all at once while out on a run - this will put you in more danger that being thirsty will. Drink one and then pour one on your head to keep yourself cool.
FoF have a lot of programs on the go right now - unsure about something - PLEASE ask. Stef, Dennis and myself are here for you - ASK
Just one more safety fact. I guess there were some really bad storms this weekend - "IF" a storm comes up while you are running - take shelter, especially if there is lightning - we do not one to get blown away and end up with the wicked witch of the west!!!
Dick for FoF