- Ignore the radar picture you see on the computer
- Think to yourself that the clouds are nice and the breeze feels great
- Decide to run a little faster than easy pace on the first mile (9:36)
- Decide at the end of the first mile to keep running away from the house
- Get very focused on your running and stop paying attention to your surroundings
- Glance over your shoulder and notice that suddenly the sky is black
- Start running towards home
- Hear thunder
- Run faster
- Glance over your shoulder and see lightning
- Put the pedal to the metal and run the last mile in under 8 minutes, barely beating the downpour.
And that, my friends, is how you start a run at comfortable pace and finish it with an all out sprint.
15 thoughts on “How to find motivation to run negative splits”
love it! it's the little things that increase speed. i have a 5K this am and should hope for a little storm to come my way:)
LOL! Great run, glad you didn't get soaked (or struck by lightning)!
One word: AWESOME!
Hilarious. Glad you beat the storm. Now you just need these conditions for your next race…
Yep! That'll do it!
That would do it for me. Glad you made it home safely!
Ha! Dark skies work for me too! Isn't it amazing how fast you can go when you have to!?
Thank God you made it back okay! Lightning freaks me out:) You must of been booking it:)
glad you beat that storm!!Sounds invigorating 🙂
I found a great way to motivate myself to run faster. I plotted out a route, but neglected to zoom in on Google Maps to see the details. Thus, I found myself on a road with NO shoulder at all (just a steep ditch on either side). Which meant whenever a car came along, I had to sprint to make it to the nearest driveway in time. Trust me, an oncoming UPS truck is a /great/ way to stay motivated 🙂
I had a run like that about 2 weeks ago. It seriously scared the bejsus out of me; I honestly thought I was gonna get struck by lightening. And I ran the fastest I have in a loooong time!
Love your post -it made me laugh soo hard 🙂 thanks
Negative Split – woo hoo!