It's 6:30 pm and I just finished a quick 3 mile run and a speed training session. What the devil is a speed session? To put it in simple terms, it's alternating walking and running as fast as you can. I admit it's a drag, but important if you want to improve your race times. I walk 200 yards then sprint 100. You may want to use a shorter distance or perhaps go longer. Do it five or six times per session, a couple of times a month. Choose what's best for you and Keep It Moving. Be careful with this one. Stay within your fitness level. I make it fun by imagining I'm racing Usain Bolt, the Olympic Champ. I line up, I talk trash, I take off.
Run as much as you can during the summer months. This will enable your body to perform better during the fall and winter.Your runs will seem effortless. Be careful not to run during heavy traffic times. Noxious fumes, yuck! a real killer.