I want to be FAST. I want to run FARTHER. I want to PR each race.
|Nice and sweaty after my run|
Yep, I am well aware that running long distances and the training that goes along with it won't allow me to sustain and build more muscle. Instead I've been focusing on HIIT training; running sprints and hills and then recovering.
But, I signed up for the Women's 4-miler on September 1st and it is just not possible for me to go out and "have fun just jogging." I want to run well and to me that means being faster than I have in the past. So I guess I need to continue to lift heavy, but also get my butt out there and put in some miles.
I haven't run 4 miles since my foot injury so I thought I'd give it a go this morning. I don't know where I get my endurance from because I could have easily kept on booking it, but I made sure not to overdo it. I had no idea what my time would be, so this was a good test for me.
Ideally, I'd like to run 4 miles in less than 30 minutes....Nothing spectacular in the running world, but I guess that will be my goal for the race?!
4 weeks = 1 minute 15 seconds off my time each week. Let's see if I can do it and keep some muscle;)
Can't I just have it all?