IF YOU’RE NOT TRAINING FOR A SPECIFIC EVENT, and have not competed a 10K recently but are regularly and comfortably covering 5-10+ miles in a single session, think SPRING today. Make an event of the first day of the new season.
Mark the occasion on your training log or calendar as an accomplishment if you do, and consider making a first day of Spring run or walk an annual personal event. Having such milestones scheduled, completed, and acknowledged help to pass the time between meteorological spring and emotional spring that arrives later with milder softer weather.
The description of the suggested event below is from the list posted in an earlier blog March 7, 2018, and posted on the RESOURCES page (you can also CLICK HERE to download it)
March 20, 2018
"SPRINGTIME WARM-UP (5- 10 miles)
Just like the position of the sun in the sky and the increased sunshine help to warm the earth and melt the frozen ground, runners can get warmed up for the new running season with an event that’s not a short 5k or a longer distance half marathon. Pick a distance between 5 and 10 miles and plan to run it about 10-15% slower pace than you would run a half marathon. (a 10-minute mile pace in the half would mean an 11-minute mile pace in this event)."
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