Tilman von der Linde Blogs on Making Running a Lifestyle Choice
"If you fail to plan - then plan to fail" Good advice that can be applied in all areas of life.
Running is a lifestyle choice and going through the Sun Run Training Program is a good example of a way of changing a state into a trait. A state being a temporary change and a trait being a habit that becomes a part of your life.
Continuing to run as a lifestyle choice, even after the big race is over is important to maintain and build on what you have accomplished. There are many people who have not given any thought about a "Plan B" and will start to sink into the post race funk of inactivity and in a few weeks will end up loosing all of the hard won conditioning gained over the long months of dedicated effort.
To avoid having to start over next season, consider this as your "Plan B"
1. Go out for a jog on the second day after the big race and follow that up with a longer run on the third day after the race.
2. Resume training soon after the race to eliminate the "yo-yo effect" of post race weight gain and loss of conditioning.
3. Take a look at the schedule of other races planned for this year with your running buddies and consider entering in one a couple of months down the road as a goal to work towards.
Tilman von der Linde, RMT.
Muscles in Motion - Vancouver