Are you sick of running? Ready to give up? It happens. But instead of throwing in the towel, why not try a trip to the track?
“I think when you put some sort of structured workout into what you’re doing, it gives you more of a sense of purpose and a specific task to accomplish rather than saying, ‘Let’s go out and just run 30 minutes,’” Dave Smith, Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at Oklahoma State University, tells us. You go to the gym to power through—or crush, insert your verb of choice here—reps on the bench press. Why not do the same with running?
After all, a little structure never hurt anyone.
Alana Hadley runs over 100 miles a week. She’s also the top 16-year-old distance runner in the country.
“The kids at school just don’t get it,” she said. “It’s so funny. They’re like, ‘Don’t you ever get tired?’ ‘Not really!’ ‘Have you ever not wanted to do it one day?’ ‘No, I love to run!’ I’ve kind of given up trying to explain it to them.”
Though many top runners and trainers critique her training, saying it’s soo much, she hasn’t let it slow her down.
“I just decided: this is my sport,” she said. “This is what I’m going to do.”
We admire Alana’s spirit and dedication, and wish her the best of luck in her first marathon!
(via Top 16-Year-Old Runner Has a Long To-Do List)
Stretch it out, then run it out.
Did it. 5 marathons in 5 days for @msruntheus - Happy & grateful. Best of luck to runner 5 Michelle! We run for a cure. (at Point of the Mountain)
Congrats Robin! Five marathons in five days in quite impressive. Well done!
This is how we feel every time we’re out there doing our Charity Miles.
“Bad runs, injuries and other less than ideal happening will occur. It’s not a question of if, but when. But when they do happen, you have a choice in life. You can either dwell on it and let it consume you, or you can handle it with optimism, laughter, or whatever positive means necessary.”