Getting better 

how do you know if you’re progressing? It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about; running, weight loss, or making an action a habit. The answer is simple…you notice change.

Last night I was running on the treadmill (yes I love it because I can watch tv while I run), and hadn’t planned on running too fast.  400m slow run, 400m fast x 5 or 6 times. I’ve done this speed work before and usually my slow is walking and my fast is 6/6.5.  Well, what do you know…I’m getting faster. My slow was actually a slow run (5mph) instead of a walk and my fast was 8 instead of 6.5. I’m definitely getting faster and my training is paying off. The little revelation was unexpected but much appreciated. I’m currently training for a half marathon and the long runs on the treadmill are getting a little boring. But, knowing that I’m getting faster is helping me endure the runs because I know they can be run a little faster. 


About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of three who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I have my bachelors and masters in nutrition, am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Sports Science Dietitian. My kids are into sports and all things ‘boy’. I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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