12 year old imagination run wild with the phrase, "Let me hear your body talk!" As I've grown up & matured (a little), I'm sure she was referring to something else, but this quote definitely applies to runners.
The Internet is filled with standard advice for runners - "Take 1 day off for every mile ran in a race!" ... "Eat this many carbs, and that much protein!" ... "Stretch, Stretch, and Re-stretch!" ... "To avoid injury, NEVER run in water skis!" Ya know the typical stuff.
LISTENING TO YOUR OWN BODY. There are obviously some standard practices that we all need to follow. But I think there are also different physical limits that each individual can push themselves to. My friend Ken can't run across the room without aggravating his knees. But another friend Bill, has trained for a couple of marathons while at the same time completing P90X for his cross-training. We're all different!
|Ken, Me, & a Frog|
When it comes to working out, running, and racing - I believe its very important to find what works for each of us. Too heavy of a workload obviously leads to fatigue, burnout, and injury. But not pushing ourselves to a personal limit can leave a lot of performance & success on the table.
I would love to get your thoughts on this!
Thank you so much for all of the kind words and feedback everyone has provided. I've only been blogging for about 2 months now ... it has been an amazing experience. Everyone is so nice!
I started this blog so friends and family would know what I was up to - but the AMAZING conversation, encouragement, and ideas I have received from fellow runners has been great!
I get so many new ideas from y'alls pages and comments, and I love reading them. Please keep them coming, and ...
Be Great Today!