Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Walk the Walk

There are going to be days like this.

Yesterday I did my 5 minute warm up and started to run. I had already decided that I was too tired to do the 10/1 that I had done the day before. My plan was to do a 4/2 pattern for 45 minutes or so. That was the plan.

Three running steps was all it took to convince me that running was OUT of the question. But, I felt too good to turn around and go home. It was a BEAUTIFUL day. I had to stay out. So, I walked.

More importantly, I TRAINED by walking. For me to get under 5 hours in Chicago I MUST get better/faster at walking. I need to train to walk. Yesterday was the day to do just that.

Today was a travel day. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get in a calm 5 mile trail run.


ORN: Tuesday, June 13; 60 minutes of brisk walking.

1 comment:

Cindi said...

Hey John,

Have you tried racewalking? Maybe your Mom can teach you a few things that will pick up your pace.

Cindi Leeman
WALK! Magazine