Sometimes you just have to look yourself in the mirror and admit that something you are doing is just not working for you. Yeah, I know that I have been doing heart-rate training for under a month, but I am finding that I am stressing out more about my heart-rate than I am enjoying my running.
Not. What. I. Want.
I have learned a LOT about my running and also a lot about diet, stress, sleeping and focusing on being healthy versus just running faster over the past month, since I started reading about MAF training. However, when my running becomes a stressful part of my life versus a positive endeavor.
It is time to re-evaluate what I am doing.
This morning’s run was a really great example of what I am talking about.
It was a great day for a winter’s run. Temps near 30*F with the wind chills bringing it down closer to 20*F. However, the roads in Augusta were mostly clear and I needed a run besides the treadmill. So I headed to Planet Fitness with the idea I was going to run outside.
I ran outside. Continue reading