You probably have heard that you need to do the things you are not good at, or the things that scare you to help make you a better and stronger person. The same applies to workouts. You didn't want to come today because we were running hills and you don't like them? Well that's too bad. If you want to get better and stronger, you'll do them. If you want to stay where you are, you'll stay in bed.
The same goes for any type of workout.
If you don't like tempo runs because they are hard for you, do them! Run them often. Learn from them. It's okay if you do not like a specific workout, but that's no reason not to do it. Remember that where you are right now is a necessary step. Sometimes we avoid where we are simply because we believe we are better than that, or think we need to be elsewhere on our journey. Don't discount any step. Embrace where you are and learn from things you may struggle with. Get out of bed and come run hills. Even if you don't like them, you'll be glad you ran as you begin to reap the benefits they provide.
So - if you hate hills, embrace them and learn from them. If you don't like tempo runs, learn what you can do to conquer them. If repeats baffle you, keep working - you'll get there. Remember, life is a huge learning process. You aren't expected to know everything right off the bat.
Remember, no one is perfect and we all have things we dislike. But, by working through our struggles, we become better people and stronger runners.
We are proud of you and your accomplishments. We know many of you are already seeing progress from the month we have been working together. Keep working hard - we love seeing you on Wednesday mornings. Keep up your cross training and other mileage and you'll be proud of what you can accomplish.
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