Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Speed Workouts = Success!

It was a hard day at the track.  The workout itself was brutal (5-mile time trial with the first 5K run at a PR).  And, the heat made it so much more fun!  I think it was over 90 degrees when we started!  I got through it, though, and feel really good.  Tired, but good!  The lemon blueberry scones afterwards also contributed to the mood-boost. (Thanks, Shanna!)

I am convinced that speed workouts are a key component to improving your times.  And, having a team or group to train with is a key component to successful speed workouts.  The help that you receive from the group with pacing and motivation is invaluable.  This one's for you, R5K racing team!  You all rock!


  1. I've just started doing some speed workouts this training cycle. I can't wait to see the payoff!

  2. Speed is your friend! It works when you do it.

  3. Hi Juls, I just found your blog from the WHM tweet. So excited to keep up with your training as it will motiviate me to push through... especially in this heat! I haven't started speed training yet but I know they are so helpful in preparing for the Women's Half.

  4. Good luck and let me know how it goes!
    Happy Running and Reading!