A Workout That I NEVER Dared to do Before – RunLog 3/5/19

Since last Tuesday’s speed workout, I have known that today’s weekly foray into my training plan was not going to be about speed, but instead I would be focusing on improving my strength (mental and physical) while using the Hansons Half Marathon Method.

Strength running is not one of my strengths through the years and I will be honest it is a part of my training that I have assiduously avoided whenever possible over the years.

I purposely have been doing positive self-talk and affirmations regarding this workout. Which is something that I haven’t done in a long time.

In other words the planned 6 x 1.0 mile repeats at 8.0 mph, with .25 recoveries scared the shit out of me. I have never attempted that many mile repeats, so I was going into the great unknown.

Now with all the training I have done over the past couple of months, I was pretty sure that I could do it. Especially, since I have done some pretty hard workouts that should have set me up for success today.

Still…well you runners out there you understand.

It was a beautiful day outside, though a bit chilly to start and down-back was in really great shape, but I had already planned on doing treadmill duty this morning.

Bennie and I headed out for his longer walk down-back and I was thinking positive thoughts about how great I was going to do on my workout this morning. However, of course that meant that this morning there would be something that would attempt to really throw me off and it just about did. Continue reading “A Workout That I NEVER Dared to do Before – RunLog 3/5/19”