We went out for a family run this week–and by family run, I mean my husband pushing the double stroller with a 4 and 2 year old, and me running fast.
First I felt slightly guilty about leaving my family in the dust, BUT then I realized what I probably looked like to my girls–fast.
I’m by no means as fast as I used to be/want to be right now, but I suppose fast is all relative. While I was running though, I did have a realization about what I need to do to get there.
1. Run Fast
Whatever you think fast is, run faster. We ran about 3 miles, but running fast for 3 miles right now is not realistic. Choose small goals along the way to incorporate sprint intervals into your runs (mailboxes, telephone poles). Don’t even think about how you will recover after, just run fast.
2. Challenge yourself
Our regular route includes hills, which I usually deem challenging enough. Except this day I chose to do sprint intervals up the hill. Crazy? Yes. Challenging? Yes. Stronger? Yes.
3. Do the behind the scenes work
Eat clean and train hard. The nutrition/strength 1-2 punch will makes the difference when your body needs to perform. Extra weight will slowly drop off, muscles will develop, and running will benefit.
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