I guess I’ll keep those 30 minute runs in mind for those days when I don’t feel like running at all. Getting out the door for 30 minutes will be easier than telling myself I need to run at least 6 miles or it’s not worth it – something I’ve done in the past.
One of the things Jack Daniels talks about in his DVD is doing the least amount of work that gives you the biggest gains. For example, if you get 100% of the gains by running a particular workout at, say 6-minute pace, why would you ever go faster than that. You’d just run yourself into the ground without any added benefit. Sounds great. However, how many people know what that correct pace should be for each type of workout?
Another thing he talks about is the pace of our easy days. When we’re base building and working on Mitochondria development at a cellular level, he says time on our feet is the key and that pace does not matter. Again, that sounds great, but doesn’t it have to matter to some degree? Are the gains the same at 8:00 pace vs. 10:00 pace vs. 12:00 pace? What if I just walk – do I get the same gains? And what sparks those gains? Does running have to be involved or can I boost my Mitochondria by cross-country skiing, spinning, and any other activity that increases my heart rate?
I don’t have the answers – I’m just the question man today.
Quote of the Day;
“What I think about in my mind is never give up. I tried to push my body because I know today I was not in good shape but I push my body until the last kick.” – Sammy Wanjiru