27% of the EzineArticles behind-the-scenes Team have signed up to run the Bellin Run, a local 10K competitive run with 10,000 other people on June 9th.
Here’s a copy of an internal memo that was sent to the team this morning as part of a training series:
If you’re one of the Bellin runners:
One of the benefits of entering a competitive event is to give some purpose and a reason behind why you’re investing time and energy into training.
For most people, if you’ve trained hard for an event… by time you get to the event, you’ve already WON before you even started because you’re in better, stronger and smarter shape than you were before you trained for it.
Doing the event is the bonus and not nearly as hard as the training you did for it.
Now, if you’re scratching your head because you’re not training for the event you entered, you’re missing out on one of the primary reasons for having entered an event.
Your Fitness homework:
Find a cardio activity of your choice (example: running, biking, swimming, basketball, racquetball, soccer, whatever) and do it for a full 60 minutes at least 3-4 times a week where you sustain 70-80% of your maximum heart rate (220 – your age).
Usual Disclaimer: Always seek your doctors clearance before engaging in high-intensity fitness activities.
The Bellin run for most people will be a 1 hour event (or less) and that means you want your heart/lungs to be strong enough to sustain an efficient energy expenditure for that time period. The only way your fitness systems become stronger is by making the investment of time to train.
You can do it!