This month our training will look similar to how it has always looked. Tread-focused efforts at various paces, distances, and volumes all designed for you to better understand where you are at and where you can go. You show up every day not knowing what is about to happen in the training session, but trusting that you are going to push yourself physically and mentally. This is the exact approach every runner takes when they toe the line for a race! You don’t know exactly how you’re going to feel, you don’t know every step of the course, or what the pace will be like. But you step up to the start line and you commit to doing what you can to get to the finish line. Well, it’s that time of year when there are track races, road races, Ragnar, Spartan races, you name it, and we want to talk about it. Stride workouts this month are all about race simulations.
This does not mean you have to sign up for races or even like running races because we know that’s not everyone’s thing. But an awesome way to train is through race simulations. Think about it like this. Ever tried to keep up with someone who might be a little out of your wheelhouse and then having a painful trot to the finish? Or have you ever been in the middle of a race and then this giant mountain appeared and the only way to get to the finish was to run over it? Or even starting a race and realizing you have way more left in the tank. You’re going to get a lot of different scenarios thrown at you and the goal is to see how our bodies can adapt to a constantly changing stimulus. So get ready to train for your race!
All Hail the TreadMighty,