Good news, J is not afraid of the swings! We spend an hour and a half at the park yesterday. We both needed it and J enjoyed exploring(J picked up clumps of grass, snow, and tasted some wood chips<-fiber right?)
My running blog story started about 2 years ago. What is a running blog story you ask? It’s the story of how I got into following running blogs.
I went out to lunch with my friends Pam and Kristin. During our conversation Pam mentioned her friend that started a running blog and made some money off of it. I had never heard of a blog just for running so I was curious and went home and started reading The Hungry Runner Girl’s blog. I was hooked and soon started following other running blogs. Throughout my reading I came across a lot of running vocab that I didn’t understand. I thought I’d go over some common vocab that isn’t so common for all.
Interval Training (fartlek, High Intensity Training(HIT))-Help to increase your running speed. During a workout you have short sprinting sessions followed by slower recovery sessions. More info here
Tempo Run– Also help to increase running speed. Similar to an interval workout, but your sprint is longer and at your goal pace of what you hope to eventually run either during a race or simply to get faster. This article really helped me understand what a tempo run is.
Progression Run-Starting a run out at a slower pace and gradually running and ending at a faster pace than you started. Here is more info.
LR– Abbreviation for long run, during a half or full marathon training plan your weekly workouts include a long run(i.e. mon-3 miles, wed, 5 miles, sat LR, 8 miles)
PR-Abbreviation for personal record, when you beat your previous time in a certain distance
PDR– Abbreviation for personal distance record, for example, I have never ran more than 15 miles, so 15 miles is my PDR
What other running vocab did I forget?
Was anyone else confused by this language when they were new runners?