Ran a warm up run to the park, then ran and easy 10K (6.2 miles) with my mom at 8:00 min/mile pace. I kept trying to pick up the pace and my mother would get after me. She said that on easy days, I need to take it easy. It is hard for me to go easy. I always want to go hard. She says I can either "Train" my body or "Break" my body,. She says if I don't make the easy days easy I will be "Breaking" my body instead of "Training" my body. She (and also my grandfather) have the way of thinking that you should only do hard work outs when your body is feeling good and you can give the workout 100%. My mom has been reading some of the blogs on here recently, and says she can't believe how many runners on here are injured, and then she looks at their training and shows me that it is because they are "Breaking" their bodies instead of "Training". She doesn't understand what their coaches are thinking.
We ran 5 hills (400 m hill). Ran up and walked down.
Then did a cool down to reach about 10 miles.
Well, I am on my way to school. It looks like it is going to be a hot day here today. I will run again later when I get home from school.
Ran an easy 5 miles.