One of the basic principles in endurance sports is consistency. Running, being an endurance sports, needs a consistent attention and focused training.
In simple terms, consistency means once or twice a day; 7 days a week; 30 or 31 days a month; or 365 days every year!
You might not believe but there is a group of runners who runs every day, even in inclement weather (they use the treadmill!). They are called the Running Streakers! For them to be called as streakers, they should run a minimum of one mile every day, whether they are sick or not. These guys are really the hardcores of running!
I haven’t heard of any Pinoy Group of Runners who would fit this kind of group of runners. However, if you browse on the Internet, you will find out that there are lots of groups with their respective “Medal Standings”.
Now, we go back to consistency in running. Whether your goal is to finish a 3K, 5K, 10K or in any distance, your main consideration is your consistency in your training. It means that you have to go out and do your “30-minute” rule for the lesser distances and do your easy long distance runs for the 10K and more distance races on a daily basis! In simple terms, consistency is daily runs!
What is good about running everyday is that you could easily adopt any kind of training program for any distance race.
If you want to improve in your road and trail races in the coming year, make this as your New Year’s Resolution—-RUN EVERY DAY!!!