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2015: BQ, Albany (GA) Marathon, March 7. Also, sub 21 5K, sub 45 10K, sub 1:40 half. Have fun, get stronger, stay healthy.

Laura S. #dailymission do you ...

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#dailymission Do you ever run/bike/swim on a whim--without a plan? When is the last time this happened? Um, every day. Seriously--I'm not a planner, and I don't do well with authority. I don't find running to a plan enjoyable at all. Why feel miserable because you were supposed to run x pace and you weren't feeling it? Or limit yourself to six miles when you feel like doing 12? I have a general idea about how many miles I'd like to get in each week and the types of distances/workouts I need for upcoming races, but the time of day, the distances, the days of the week--all up to chance, my schedule and how I feel any given day. It's been working for me for over a year, so no complaints. Same with Pilates--I have a couple of sessions set in stone each week, but when I find myself with an extra hour at the studio, I work out--generally whatever I need to practice or what my body needs that day. It's very freeing. I'm also lucky I'm my own boss, so I don't have to fit something in before or after normal work hours--props to those of you who do.

  • Michael S.

    You're doing GREAT! Whatever you're using/not using is working! So understand!!! Been trying to find a way to conform to a plan for my 1st 70.3 and just can't find a way to do it! My body, day-to-day performance tell me what to do, when to rest, when to add/subtract something...just can't find a fit!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Laura S.
    Laura S.

    Just go with your instincts, Michael!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    I totally agree! Who knows how your body will feel on any given day and time. Running is supposed to be fun:)

    about 6 years ago Like1 person