I have completed my first speed training workout yesterday morning. Yowza! That was something!
After my 5 minute warm-up, I then alternated a light jog with a fast run (borderline sprint) every minute. I lasted a total of 22 minutes. Unfortunately (not really!), I had to cut my run short since I had to get ready for church. My plan was to run for 30 minutes. Oh, well…maybe next time!
The thing I wasn’t expecting, was for my average pace to be lower than on my regular run day. What’s up with that? Is this normal? Or even to be expected? I don’t know, I expected my “speed” workout to be faster! Again, maybe next time???
What did I learn from yesterday’s fiasco? First of all, make sure I have a full 30 minutes minimum to train. No more rushed workouts.
Second, I need to run faster. No “borderline” sprints. I need to run hard. As hard as I can.
And lastly? I can’t let myself fall pray to negative self-talk. Even if I don’t get the desired outcome, I must be proud of what I’ve accomplished. I still did better than if I would’ve slept in or sat on the couch watching TV. I’m strong, I’m able and I will not quit!