Today Greg McMillan of McMillan Running posted this on the Facebook page for their athletes (*giggle* — I still get a charge out of thinking of myself as one. Like I fooled someone — maybe I’m allowing myself the delusion 😉 ) :
If your goal doesn’t create lasting change in your behavior then it’s just a wish.
Exactly one year ago today, I did this workout on my treadmill from the 5k Runner app for iPhone:
I remember struggling with the running segments. That’s six whole minutes of running total, broken up into one minute increments. At the time I didn’t have my Garmin watch with footpod to record my workout, but I’m pretty sure my “running” was between a 4 & 5 mile per hour speed, translating to between a 15 to 12 minute mile. And, man, were my calves sore. For days.
Yesterday, the last 10k of my 20 mile run was at an 8:45 per mile average pace. I was a tiny bit stiff this morning, but I had a good night’s sleep and feel good today.
I think my goals have changed me. Just a little bit.