A little track action this morning! Nothing complicated, just a little workout to get these legs moving. 3 miles up to the track, 10 x 1 min on (w/ a 1 min recovery in between) and 3 miles back home. I was definitely feeling it this morning! The faster paces felt good & I was cruising those last few miles. And, the cold didn’t bother my hip at all. At 26°, w/ faster running, I definitely thought I would feel something weird...and I didn’t!! That means that cortisone shot did its thing. Fingers crossed it gets me through the winter.🤞🏽
Speaking of winter, I hate it🤷🏻♀️ But, every winter I say how much I hate winter running & training for a marathon in the winter...and I’ll never sign up for a spring marathon again...yada, yada, yada. Then summer shows up & it’s time to train for my fall marathon and I start complaining about how hot & sweaty I am...I can’t breathe in this humidity...my clothes get too sweaty...I can’t hit my paces...I think I’m dying. So yeah, it doesn’t matter what season it is, I’m gonna complain about it. But, I do think I prefer summer training over winter. What do you guys prefer? Sweat dripping into your eyeballs or frozen eyelashes?
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T COPY SOMEONE ELSE’S TRAINING⚡️
So the internet & da gram are awesome, bc information is now constantly at our fingertips. We can see how people are training & what their schedule is & hopefully gain some great knowledge from it. Butttttt- the bad part about it being such an open forum is that it can lead you to believe you’re not doing enough! Inevitably you see someone who seemingly has endless hours in their days & they have done a run, 5 fitness classes- & you’re over here struggling to find the time to get a run in.
👉🏽So here’s why you should NOT copy someone else’s training-
You literally have no idea of their run history- have they been running for forever & have a great base to work from- so they are able to do more work and handle it? @tunderface can handle 100 miles a week, but when I tried to do 80 miles a week, I drowned SO badly. He had been an athlete his whole life & the base he was working from was much different than mine. I was a new runner & before running I did NOTHING. Haha. I had no base- & then tried to make a jump into high mileage during a time in my life where I also was not getting any sleep = recipe for disaster!
Has their training and progress been consistent- or has it left them injured/fatigued? If so, it is clear that the ‘more is more’ philosophy has come around to bite them at one time- they may not be your best example. Your best model for how you should train is someone who makes consistent, steady progress.
Your body is just different. All that matters is that you are doing training that works for YOUR body & you’re a consistently improving. The sooner you get this- the sooner you are doing training that works for YOU! You do not have to be a 7 day a week, doubles all day, e’eryday runner in order to do fast things. You do not need to do every fitness class out there & beat yourself up when you see someone else who is doing so much more than you. Figure out how your body improves & stay consistent with it. Moderation & consistency will get you further than copying someone else’s training & taking the express train to injury & burnout. We want to be doing this for FOREVER! ❤️