We’re now only a few weeks away from the Brooklyn Half Marathon. It’s crunch time. Today my coach assigned me a progressive long run. These runs start out as an long slow distance (LSD) run and then speed up to become slightly uncomfortable.
On the docket today:
Miles 1-6 hit 8:25-8:40 pace then, 6-8 hit 7:50-8:05 pace (I had a hard time keeping a consistent pace, not sure if that was me or my over sensitive Garmin)
The thing I love most about having a run coach is that I don’t have to think about what I’m going to do. The run is determined for me, each workout has its purpose. I don’t have to think about it during my run, leaving me space to focus on form and how I’m feeling.
The more I learn about running, the more I’ve come to realize that it’s not about going all out, all the time. Beth is constantly talking about how the majority of your runs (70%) should be at a conversational pace. It’s easy to feel like you’re not working hard enough, but you are!
Have you ever used a run coach? What was your experience?