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We often train for the predictable: certain number of miles, fast/slow intervals on a set schedule, loops on a track. But rather than experience this during a race, we have unexpected surges to catch other athletes, climb hills, and find jolts of newfound energy or we feel less energy. It is important to train for these unexpected variables in practice so that you won't be surprised in a race. Ask a friend or running coach to lead a workout where you do not know the schedule for fast intervals and they come at random places. This will help the uncertainty of race day to come as less of a surprise. You can also do this on your own by throwing unexpected surges into your run at random times, like from light pole to light pole or for a block or two.
Check out our Moms on the Run training programs this fall for access to a Certified Running Coach to help you achieve your race goals!
~Beth Jensen, Head Coach & Franchise Owner
Shoreview & White Bear Lake Moms on the Run
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