How Getting Caught Speeding Can Help Your Running…..
Yesterday I got caught speeding….
Right outside my front door!
I had a few things on my mind and
just simply lost focus on my driving and
didn’t realize I was going over 30 miles
per hour in a 20 mile per hour zone.
I think I was anyway!
The policeman was pointing at me and everything!!
I didn’t even see him until I passed!
I felt so stupid.
Anyway – this got me thinking about
One of my athletes said to me the other
Day about their running.
They said they lose focus or can’t push
Themselves while they’re running an
events or in training.
They start off at a good pace but then slack off.
Their mind wanders.
They slip into a comfort zone.
A little like me in my car yesterday.
So here’s my top tip for keeping focused and hitting
a faster time….
(You can use this in your training sessions
this week or at a parkrun)
In your head, split the distance or time into smaller
For example – think about a 5km distance.
Split it into 5 x 1km’s.
Or if you run a 5km in 25 minutes – split it into 5 x 5 minutes.
At the end of each km or 5 minute block….
Are you pushing yourself at the right intensity?
Are you going at the correct pace?
Are you running too fast/too slow?
Can you give more?
How is my breathing?
Are my legs okay?
ALWAYS BE MONITORING HOW YOU FEEL.
Thanks for reading,
I’d love to hear how you get on.