I’m ramping up running workouts this week in preparation for the Las Vegas Half Marathon (coming up on December 6). Instead of doing moderate tempo runs, which are my specialty, I’m throwing in speed work and intervals during the week while doing my long runs on Sunday.
Hate to say it, but I don’t like speed work. I don’t like how my heart absolutely pounds, how my stomach starts doing six different dances, and my least favorite sensation; wondering if the speed workout is going to make me poop my pants.
I KNOW that speed workouts will make me faster. My goal is to be faster and I bow down to the theory that practice will bring results. But, LORD, I don’t like it.
Unfortunately, I’m probably not finished complaining. When I Finish the half-marathon in under 1:40, I’ll be all smiles and will be singing the praises of speed and intervals. Until then; I’ll do it, but I won’t love it.