THE CONCEPT OF "reading, digesting information and dreamin guilt-free," NOW to prepare for January 2017 was introduced in the Blog post of November 28 2016.
Today's post continues on that theme, You may wish to add the featured article, by Kelly O'Mara for Competitor.com, to your file. Remember, NO EXERCISING IS REQUIRED at this time. Read it quickly and decide whether becoming a faster runner could be a reasonable and desirable goal for you in the new year. Later you could delve into it more deeply and identify which specific pieces of advice you could incorporate into your life/regimen. A FUTURE post about STRENGTH TRAINING may help execute one of the ‘fixes’ proposed in this next article.
What I loved about the advice in O’Mara’s piece, “Seven Fixes to Get Faster Now”, is that not all the ‘fixes’ involve a huge amount of extra physical effort. You’ll need to read it completely to get the most benefit. Here’s a teaser of what she suggests doing to speed up your race pace:
- mix up every aspect of training
- make core strengthening and running mileage important
- fix your form with strides
- learn to ‘feel’ your pace
Remember. a smart, individualized plan is an essential foundation for effective fitness work. Start now to read and digest information that could be helpful when you sit down to plan the details for your running program in 2017.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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