“SPRINGTIME WARM-UP” USING EARNED RUNS BIBS
Posted on the RESOURCES page is a list of suggested events for using your free Earned Runs bibs that extend through May. Next on the list is the ‘Springtime Warm-Up”.
Snow is expected to fall in a huge way this week from the Midwest to the East coast. After this winter storm system (Stella) passes some might feel like celebrating the coming of astrological Spring and the vernal equinox on March 20, a day or two later, or even on the upcoming weekend. Pin on an Earned Runs bib and go! The “Warm-up” isn’t intended to be a competition, but a chance to enjoy the build-up to a coming event and season. Choose a distance that fits with your readiness as a result of winter training.
Why use a bib? If you simply run the distance it’s simply another training day. If you run it with a BIB and record your time, the weather conditions, and details on performance the effort is ON RECORD for comparison with later in the year, the next year, and beyond. You can run a “Cool-Down” at the end of the running season and compare your performance at the start versus the finish of 2017.
Boost April’s training with a bit of inventive energy in March!
"March 20, 2017
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)."
Suggestions for using Earned Runs bibs (also on RESOURCE page)
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