Finally, an Advanced run that I was able to complete in accordance with the instructions! Meg Takacs’ Running for Recovery is a flat run that takes you through various speeds, working up from 7.0 to 9.0 in varying intervals. Over the course of the 32 minutes, I was exhausted and wasn’t sure if I would make it through. But don’t fear — Meg’s encouragement will help!
Were you a 90s kid? Born in 1991, I definitely was. While I was pretty nerdy and spent a lot of time reading the encyclopedia (but actually), my (much cooler) sister LOVED N’Sync. Whether I liked it or not, I grew up with the dulcet sounds of boy bands in the background. So when Erin came out with her Backstreet Run, I HAD to do it — especially since it was right in time for Back Day.
As a teenager, I hated to run. Although I spent a lot of time on the treadmill trying to walk the pounds away, I never went faster than 4.5 miles per hour. If, for some reason, I was forced to move faster, I became convinced that I had a heart problem as I got out of breath. Never did I consider that I might just be out of shape. So deciding to try Precision Running over a year ago was challenging for me. Yes, I had made a lot of progress with weight training. And I could do 200 burpees in a row. But would I be able to run a mile without stopping? The answer was yes — and, for a while, I was hooked on Precision Running.