I tried something different for a 5K race this past weekend. I was supposed to run the Shell Yeah challenge as part of the Crawlin’ Crab weekend here in Hampton, VA. The challenge consisted of a 5K race on Saturday and a Half Marathon on Sunday.
It was decided that I should run the 5K on Saturday as a shakeout run. I have been dealing with some pretty severe leg and hip issues that have put a serious dent in my training block. I had actually only run one time in the past two weeks.
I was listening to the Diz Runs With podcast Episode 16 with Sarah Doughtry, and she was explaining how she started running.
Like myself, Sarah lost quite a lot of weight and was still heavy when she started to run. Since it was extremely tough for her, she started out by “running to the choruses.”
Whenever thinking about heart rate training or training by pace, it is important to consider training by perceived exertion and running naked. “Running Naked” — with no equipment — and “streaking” — running at least one mile a day every day for extended periods of time — are terms being used lately as headlines for getting snickers, but there is an actual point.