My Five Star Line-Up to Better Running (FIVE Part Series)
I am very competitive by nature, especially when it comes to sport. I had to be the best I could be so that the team could win. In training, I would make sure I was the fastest, most vocal, could jump the highest (or farthest in the long/triple jumps), score or assist the most goals/points, and so on.
You get the picture...
When it came to running, I was no different. Each run had to be faster than the last. That was because I used to think that there was just one type of run. Just lace up, head out the door and run the streets (or treadmill). My genuine belief back then was that over time, you naturally got faster as your body acclimatized to running, and thus having more stamina and more power, which to me would result in faster times. Like a snowball rolling down a hill, I would grow as a runner with each run to become faster and run farther.
This mentality is very dangerous, and I have quit running a number of times because of it.