Whenever I don’t feel like running, I read this quote:
'When you walk, one foot is always on the ground. When you run, most of the time you are actually airborne. For example: a 6-foot-tall runner with feet about 1 foot long was found to take 1,250 steps while running 8-minute miles. Thus, while covering 1 mile—5,280 feet—he was in touch with the ground for 1,250 feet and airborne for 4,030 feet.
Put another way, he was in the air for 76% of the time. So don’t think of it as a 10-mile run. Think of it as 7 miles of flying.’
Today I had a 5 mile run scheduled, but I decided not to do it because I’m doing a 30 mile bike ride tomorrow and thought that would be a good substitute.
I’m running a 5k on Sunday, so that means only 3.1 miles running for the weekend, which is usually when I do my long runs.
My question is: there’s an option to run a 10k after the 5k on Saturday. Should I do that and use that as my long run? Or do my long run on Monday? Or just not worry about the long distance since I’m biking 30 miles tomorrow?
I guess if you were in my position, what would you do? Thanks!!