Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Run Now

Run. Now. Go.

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Did you run?

We did. Just two miles today, but that was okay. We got out the door. That's twelve days in a row. Which brings me to . . .


Consistency is defined as the ability to maintain a particular standard on a regular basis. It's pretty much impossible to get anything done without it.

As running coach, Joe Catalano from East Walpole, Massachusetts has said, "Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get. The first time out can be exhausting. But as you practice more and more, your body adapts, you handle the stress, and you become stronger.

People worry about speed, but if you concentrate first on mileage and improving your strength, you can move to the speed phase later."Joe Catalano quote from http://www.ultrunr.com/buildupmiles.html. Joe coached his former wife, Patti Lyons Catalano, who had a marathon best of 2:27:51

My best of three marathons so far is 4:30. Guess I have a ways to go yet. But that's the nice thing about still being alive, you get to keep trying.

Anyway, get out and run. Go. Do it now! Do it every day. See you on the other side of the hill.

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