I think like most people I need goals to get me out of bed to keep moving and workout. I have found some renewed energy in my workouts, taking those two weeks renewed my endurance spirit and my tired running legs.
After some miles on the trails over the weekend. I happen to spectate at the Palos half marathon that ran along the trails at the same time I was out there.
Watching 1500+ people and many of my TRi club members churning away at the miles made me yearn for the road again. Not just running the roads again, but to be faster on those same roads, because quite honestly as of late thought was not to fun at all.
So the goal has been set, to get down to a BQ (Boston Marathon Qualifying) time. But how do I really get faster and able to run a 3:20 marathon? Anybody have any ideas?
Yes I understand, the basics; intervals, tempo runs, and long runs.
But my questions is this? Do I do 800 meter or 1 mile interval workouts. 3 mile tempo or should they be longer tempo runs? What has worked for you to get faster?
So while I figure this all out, I do have a 50 mile ultra on Saturday. I got to at least have some fun before I try to work my ASS off to get faster. That will be the plan, run with my training partner the whole way and have fun at the post race barbecue and hopefully add a little more "bling" to the ULtra drawer.
Okay one more thing, If you tell me I also have to watch my diet while trying to get faster as well, I might have to rethink this whole BQ thing. Because I'm currently on my cheese danish eating "binge" once again.