During the Covid 19 outbreak, I have been doing a lot of running to mitigate stress, and boost my immune system. I have been running at my local track. Working out at the track is proving to be very easy to maintain social distance because of the rampant unpopularity of a running track. Not much scenery at a track.
Anyways, with this extended Boston Marathon training period, I have decided to learn to run much faster and overcome my fear to run fast. I know I can run much better. I have to get acclimated to being uncomfortable.
I always hated Speed work. I always did.
Speed work has always been hard and scary. My heart rate beats fast, my muscles are sore, and I hate the feeling of huffing and puffing.
Being age fifty, does not mean I have to be slow, I can still train my body to run faster as I age.
I reached out to Coach Jeff Galloway, and he developed a running plan to get me faster. Time to break down my cement fear walls and run quicker.
These past two weeks, I have been practicing 800 meter repeats or mile repeats at the track. I was uncomfortable, coughed a bit, but I survived. My plan is to continue using the track for speed practice during the extended marathon training season.
I am also strength training at home using Les Mills Body Pump video. It is a barbell based workout that uses very light weights with very high reps.
Overall, I am doing well. I have been relaxing at home and my mental and physical health has been good.
I am watching television, playing with the dogs, using social media to stay in touch with others and just chilling out.