Today, your challenge is to choose your run based on your runs you have already done this week and on your run(s) planned for the weekend. If you always do X run on Friday, look at your training and ask WHY and WHAT?
SETTING UP FOR BIG MILEAGE ON THE WEEKEND
If you have a weekend of big miles planned, an aerobic 45 minutes with some faster strides at the end will set you up for a better run this weekend than a hard effort or no run at all. (more to come on strides next week). A short run with strides opens up your gait, gets blood flowing and the short run keeps you from being stiff or heavy for the weekend runs.
IF you have had a week of hard workouts, tougher runs and work stress is piling up, the best run to set up a good weekend may be a full rest day or 30 minutes of mobility and foam rolling to get into the head space needed for longer runs.
SPEAKING OF LONG RUNS
This Running Reboot does NOT include hacks, short cuts or quick fixes. The idea behind this Running Reboot month is to challenge your thinking about how you run, when you run and how you schedule training.
Next week we will be talking about breathing through the nose as a way to warm up for running. James Nestor wrote the book on Breath and is featured in this podcast so you can listen while you run or while foam rolling post run to dig in early.