It’s On. Time To Man Up and Run Fast. 35 Days Until Season Over…

Posted: August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized
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This summer has gone by really fast and I am ready to see what type of shape I am in.

Like I stated in some of my other posts; I find the summer to be a hard time to run outside.   Its hot, humid and I generally don’t feel like running.

But the Fall is different.

The Fall is the absolute best time of year to run.  The weather starts to cool off, the leaves change colors and the cross country season starts for High School and College teams.

In the beginning of the Fall I am usually very light in body weight, so I tend to run my fastest times of the year in September and October.

After Halloween, I will start to cut back on the running and begin my heavy lifting for my winter bulk up.

This year my goal was to run a 5k in under 20 minutes. That is a time that I have not reached since I was 18 years old (20 years ago).

This year, I believe I have a “chance”.

Tomorrow I am running a 5k race out in Long Island.  This race is pretty flat and fast, so it should be a gauge of what type of shape I am in.

After this race, I have between 30-40 days to reach my goal.

How to I plan on reaching it?

HARD training.

I need to run at least 5x a week, preferably even 6 days, along with 5 days a week of weight training.

Then I need to pick 3 or 4 races to give myself a chance.

If I can reach the time in September, and it won’t be easy, I will consider shutting the season down.

If I get close, I will continue to run hard into October and pick 2 or 3 more races.

If I don’t reach it by then, then it’s not going to happen.

To be fair, that is a difficult goal for me.  The best that I have run in the last several years has been 20:50, so for me to break 20 minutes, I really need to kill it my training.

Updates coming.

John Andre.

Lift Heavy/Run Fast

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