Marathon Journal: 4 Miles Fast
January 27, 2010
I thought I’d lean into my body a little to see if I could get any performance on a short 4 mile run and was pleased. I did 4 miles in just under 40 minutes which is really fast for me.
It’s important to do speed training even though I hate it. Speed works out a muscle in a different way, I don’t know (or care) exactly how, I just know that it feels different. Now I can run long distances pretty well. Point me in a direction and this turtle will chug along until he drops, but don’t ask me to go fast.
So there’s a sense of pride in this morning’s work out. It’s good for my athletic confidence, good for my muscle strength, and good for the coming epic that is the LA Marathon! Remember that if I can run 4 miles in under 10 miles then you can probably do a whole lot of things you told yourself you couldn’t do for most of your life. I don’t want to go all Dr. Phil on you, but the idea that I’m training for a marathon is something that most of my life I didn’t think was possible.