Take that cancer!
With this new concept I will be…
Better, Faster, Stronger
This morning I ran my first negative-split in 38 minutes. Don’t know what a negative-split is? No worries, I didn’t know what it was until this morning. At first I thought it was something we should never do, especially since it contained the word negative. After all negativity wont help us find a cancer cure. Little did I know that running negative can have a positive effect. (Yeah, yeah, I had to do that.)
As Coach Shelby explained, a negative-split keeps you from hitting the wall at the end of your run. The concept is that if you run slower in the first half of your race, your body will be warmed up and it allows your body to conserve precious resources. This allows you to push yourself a bit harder without much effort. If you’re doing it correctly, you should be able to pick up the pace to finish with speed and strength.
While I’m no expert, I believe I completed my first split today.
I also never thought I would say this, but…. Heyyy, check out my splits.
My second half was definitely faster AND I didn’t hit any walls! From looking at the Average Pace stats you can definitely notice that as time progressed my average pace got better and better. WOOHOO!
If I’m patient and keep up with my negative splits, I’ll be able to run a full marathon in no time and continue fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so that one day we may find a cancer cure. Little things like this in my training, give me the motivation to push myself even harder.