1. A new playlist. I don't know about you, but the beat of my music has a solid influence on the turnover of my feet. I've even made a specific speed playlist for days I want to push it a bit. Well, now I'm also the proud owner of a slow playlist. Filled with ballads and slow jams, my slow playlist helps me zone out and relax. Favorites: Slow Cheetah by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slow Dancing Swaying to the Music by Johnny Rivers
What? This doesn't make you want to run?
2. Run with a Buddy. This is not to say my buddies are slow, but when you are trying to chat or gossip about work, you can't help but slow the pace up a bit. It's also nice to company when running.
3. Use the treadmill. The treadmill allows me to set a speed and forget about pacing. Sure, it's not the most exciting of runs, but the control factor is super handy when you are trying to regulate your pace.
I really like it. No, I don't say that about all beers.5. Put on your big girl pants and just do it. To be honest, I just keep reminding myself that it's the smart thing to do and I'm not giving myself another option. My goal from now until 26.2 with DONNA is to work purely on endurance and strength, without pushing pace at all. The race won't be a goal time race at all, so just getting to the start line healthy enough to run is enough for me. There is plenty on the course to enjoy and that is what I keep reminding myself.
What tips or tricks do you have to keep your pace light?