Tomorrow I will be updating with a video on my journey in running. I just got back from a 5.5 mile easy run. I was disciplined to keep my heart rate in Zone 2. As I mentioned before, this is a struggle for me. Running easy to run fast is hard to take especially when you are wired to take things on at 110 percent. But, finding a plan that works for you and following it is the best way to discipline all aspects of your running strategically.
I found an intermediate 10k plan on the Boston Athletic Association website that I intend to follow over the next few months.
Last year, I ran the Revolutionary Run in Washington Crossing, PA on July 4. It was embarrassing. My training was terrible and when I started out the run I was running my fastest mile ever... Needless to say, I cracked and came in at a poor time.
For June, I plan on running strategically so that, whether or not the race happens on July 4, I will be able to come under an hour for a 10k. As I write this I am tempted to set an even more challenging goal and go all out! Pride. I'll stick with the 10k under an hour and teach myself patience.