Spring is coming!
Even if it doesn’t feel like it in some places, spring is only about a week away according to the calendar.
Spring is a time of new beginnings. Of fresh starts.
And this year, for obvious reasons, new beginnings and fresh starts are as welcome as ever.
The last year has been one hell of a winter, eh?
How did you and your running fair this past “winter?”
If it was a brutal winter? You might find that you end up easing into spring a little slower than you have in years past.
If your winter wasn’t that bad? Then you might be able to hit the ground running this spring.
And by winter, I obviously mean your last year of running.
If your running really went off the rails last year, I’d class that as a brutal winter, eh?
But if you were able to keep running fairly consistently over the past 12 months or so? I feel like that would qualify as a relatively mild winter, no?
Easing Into Spring…
There are no shortage of reasons that your running may have gone into hibernation over the last year.
Obviously, the pandemic impacted different people in different ways, and for some, that meant minimal running.
If that’s you, no worries.
Sure, your fitness took a hit.
But you’ll get it back once you start to get back into a bit of a groove.
The key, of course, is to avoid the temptation to compare where you are now with where you were in the past.
Trying to keep up with where you were before this infernal “winter” settled in isn’t going to do you any favors.
Take what you can get now, and as you’re able to do a bit more do a bit more.
Eventually, you’ll whatever fitness you’ve lost.
Hit the Ground Running…
If, on the other hand, you’ve been training consistently since the pandemic hit, then you’re no doubt good to go.
In fact, you may be in a better position leading into your next race than you have been in a long time-maybe ever!
Sign up for a race, assuming that is your thing, and get after it!
And don’t be surprised if you surprise yourself at the finish line…
Whatever happens this spring, however you’re coming out of the winter, remember that this is just your launching off point.
Whether you’re pleasantly surprised with your race results are shocked at the regression in your fitness, the “spring” is the starting point for your growth through the “summer” and “fall.”
What are Your Spring Running Plans?
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