Monday, August 4, 2008

Just a run

I managed to get out the door at 6 am for a really nice 3 miler. No speed, no thinking about pace, just running. Maybe I need to do that more often. I was cruising the internet recently, checking out the gazillion or so running plans, and it occurred to me that while I could follow a complicated, in depth, scientific plan, maybe the best way to run is the easiest:
Run a lot; mostly slow, with just a little regular speed work.

There. That's my plan. Simple, to the point, easy to follow.


BeachRunner said...

Brilliantly uncomplicated and effective. I love it!

robison52 said...

Arthur Lydiard the great running coach would highly recommend, "Run a lot; mostly slow, with just a little regular speed work." You should research Lydiard, his training would fit you.

Sherri said...

Interesting. I think that's kinda what I do. Sometimes I plan to go out and do 3 miles and land up doing 6. Sometimes I plan to do 6 and time only allows for 3. Have to be flexible. I'm not going to be an Olympian no matter which plan I follow! So I might as well not stress over it too much.