Training or just running?

sandra6

New Member
Are you just going out for a run or are you actually training for something? If so, what?
Personally I think it's an overused phrase, by cyclists too, who aren't actually training for anything.
So, I'm just someone who runs, like I'm just someone who rides a bike.
How about you?
 

Drhysted

Active Member
I run because I enjoy it. It boosts my body and clears my mind, but It could be said that all running is training.
 

Steve

Regular Member
Staff member
Location
Essex
Currently running to keep /improve fitness, when I enter an event then I'll tailor the training to it.
 

Mudrock

Regular Member
I have two main goals when I run,
The main one is to better my times for a park run , and the second one , is to maintain a weekly mileage of 30+ A week.

So it’s a kind of a training,but with a focus on enjoyment. Like mixing the up the pace, routes and terrain.

Like tonight’s run was only 3 miles, but done after a 12 hour shift and in the dark, as I forgot my lights, but a great way to complete the day, with a smile.
 

stephec

Member
When I go out I usually have a specific goal in mind, x miles at y pace, a set of intervals, etc.

Even if I'm not looking towards a particular event I'm still trying to improve on previous times.
 

amasidlover

Active Member
Location
Gatley
I train most of the year with a week or two 'off' after each key race - when I'm training I actually have a schedule of runs that are balanced so as to ensure enough recovery time between the hard runs. However, when I'm not training I'll just run when and as I feel with no schedule - most will be easy but some will be hard, but they'll all just be what I feel like doing on the day...
 

Flatflr

Regular Member
Bit of both, I like running and generally getting out of the house (running, walking, cycling) but I'll also be training for any events that I have planned, although I'm not competitive.
 

WiltshireWonder

Active Member
Staff member
At the moment I'm just 'running' but as of Monday I start training. I think 'training' has a focus and a goal and I have a 10-miler in February that I really want to crush. I think training involves different types of run and a plan to peak at a certain moment. I love just going out for a run but I'm really excited to start training hard.
 

TriTom

Active Member
If it's just for fun then it's just running but if it is to improve either fitness or speed/endurance whether you have an event planned or not then it's training.
In short if you are measuring results with a view to improve then it's training.
 
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