Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N Is For...Negative Splits and Not To Forget

Not To Forget

LET'S take a moment to send healing thoughts and prayers to the people of Boston this morning. I'm a runner and this hits me right in the heart.  I awoke this morning with sadness and tears as I sat and drank my coffee and thought of those suffering in Boston.  It's such a senseless and maddening act of cowardice.  This next picture says what is in my runners heart.

 
A NEGATIVE SPLIT is not what you may think...it's not a contortionist who can do an upside down (or right side up) split while balancing between two chairs (or people) on a high wire.

(this was as close as I could get) *Google images*
A Negative Split is where you run the last half of a race, run or interval faster than the first half.  Us runners love to be able to do this, and more often than not. 

THERE are many benefits to running negative splits.  You learn to gradually increase how hard your heart and lungs need to work.  Running slower during the first half of your run will help to warm up your muscles and joints thoroughly, which helps to prevent injuries. One other benefit to running negative splits is you become a faster runner naturally, if you do it consistently.  

I have run negative splits often but have yet to test it in a race situation. 

BLESSINGS and hugs! Thanks ever so much for stopping by.

Questions to ponder upon...


  1. Have you ever run a negative split?
  2. Can you do the splits?
  3. Do you like banana splits?
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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