TRAINING STARTS: Today is the first day of Week 7 of the nearly 10-week plan that takes trainees to Thanksgiving Weekend. Although the walking and running plans indicate Race Day falls on the Thursday holiday November 26, your race could be competed on any of the 4-6 days of that long weekend. This year Wednesday and Monday are included with Th-F-Sat-Sun fun because, due to work-at-home schedules maintained by many since the Spring due to Covid-19 precautions, a bit more relaxed approach might lead to starting/ending festivities a day early/late.
This Monday you may be recovering from Halloween celebrations of the weekend. If you raided a child’s “trick-or-treat” bag, dipped into the supply you planned to give on October 31, or indulged at a party, enjoy the memory of good times. Try to get back to a normal eating pattern that includes nutritious meals and snacks.
RUNNERS: Those who partied the weekend and who plan to perform the optional track day schedule on MONDAY will have an opportunity to test how a change in diet can affect the way you feel and run!
It’s less than a month until THANKSGIVING DAY but don’t confine yourself to looking ahead fitness-wise only to this date. Potentially you are building a solid base on which to train for other races in 2020 and 2021. When, you begin formulating NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, you will already have a strong training foundation for accomplishing other fitness goals.
The challenges you set for yourself in the upcoming year might seem less daunting now that you have begun to train in earnest. What would have seemed nearly impossible on January 1, 2020, now may seem like ‘upping your game’ for 2021. Perhaps you’ll want to run or walk a longer distance race in the spring or finish your next 5K with a faster time. Or take up another activity that requires an improved aerobic capacity.
Regardless, congratulate yourself on your accomplishment thus far, of perseverance…
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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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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