It’s official. I’ve been bitten by the race bug again. Last night I scoured Running In the USA for spring races in Massachusetts. I bookmarked a few, but I want to check the dates against my work travel schedule before booking anything. I also haven’t decided if I want to squeeze in another 5K before training for a 10K. The races I bookmarked feature both distances.
I know a lot of you guys are more experienced than I am when it comes to running and training so I’ve also had a number of questions on my mind that I’m hoping you can help me out with.
1). How do you run in the dark? I guess “how” isn’t the right word, but I would love to get my butt outside for my morning runs, but once winter hits in New England and it gets dark I get freaked out! Aren’t you nervous out there alone? Does it just take some getting used to? Am I being paranoid because I’m slightly worried I’ll be kidnapped or something lol. I wish I was kidding, but this is how my mind works.
2). Are the first two miles the hardest for everyone or just me? I seriously think I might die sometimes 1.5 miles in, but by the time mile 3 or 4 rolls around I’m flying high.
3). Your #1 tip for getting in a run when you’re feeling less than motivated?
4). What’s the best way to increase your speed? I know some people swear by track workouts, but I’ve never tried them. Thoughts?
Thanks friends! I’m looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say.
I’m linking up with Amanda @ Running With Spoons for this post.