I got this fun book about running from my dad and mom (thanks, I love it 🙂 )!!!
I am totally going to be using some stuff from this book for my blog! Some of it is hysterical!!! (probably because it is true).
Today’s topic = Running is Flying 🙂
It says this: “When you walk, one foot is always on the ground. When you run, most of the time you are actually airborne. For example: a 6-ft-tall runner with feet about 1 foot long was found to take 1,250 steps while running 8 minute miles. Thus, while covering 1 mile -5,280 feet- he was in touch with the ground for 1,250 feet and airborne 4,030 feet. Put another way, he was in the air 76% of the time.”
The conclusion to this is not to think of your 10 mile run as a 10 mile run, but 7 miles of flying!
I LOVE this :)!
I did 9 miles of flying today. 7 miles at an 8:30 pace and the last 2 at a 7:50 pace. I am working on the whole negative split thing! I was going to do either some speed today or a long run but I just wasn’t really feeling like being so structured so I just decided I wanted to go out for a run and end faster than I started…mission accomplished.
How much flying did you do today?