Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why Training is Important

Training is important because bad days happen. Bad runs happen. Slow runs happen. To decrease the chances that they'll happen during a race, you need to stack your odds. Run more.

I was undertrained for the 1/2 marathon in November. I survived, though.

I flat out DIDN'T train for this weekend's 10 Mile race. And I almost didn't survive. I certainly didn't put forth my best effort. It was a bad run. It would have been a so-so training run. But, sadly, it wasn't a training run.

Can you finish that 5k? Sure. But wouldn't it be better to ROCK that 5k? How do you ROCK a race? Training.

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