Thursday, April 9, 2015

Remember to have PATIENCE in distance running...lets work on 400m repeats at half marathon pace tonight

Come on out to Ala Moana Beach Park at 5:30pm tonight for the last workout before Hapalua Half Marathon. We will work on pace with 12 x 400m repeats at Half-marathon pace with the last two interval repeats slightly faster to work on turnover. Rest is 1 minute between each 400m. Keep in mind that PATIENCE is one of the most important traits of a successful distance runner... Have you ever wanted something right now? You sense the timing is not right, but you have a hard time holding yourself back. You get impatient and go for it before it was the best time for you. Acting out of impatience can cause something that was shaping up to be great, to end up average or even disastrous. To say ‘patience is a virtue’ holds truth because a virtue is an advantage. Patience in athletic training and competition is largely overlooked, but it is paramount to consistent success. The people and athletes that can harness impatience and unleash patience have an advantage over those more talented that have less patience. For example, you are starting to build your fitness back up after taking time off and begin to push too much, too soon and injure your body. You wanted the results, now! Or, you are in a competition and begin to pick up your pace or start your finishing kick prematurely and fade badly towards the finish and lose a lot of time or even the competition. “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:4-5, NKJ).” “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…(Psalms 37:7a, NKJ).” - Dr. Nate

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