Wednesday, May 14, 2008


My training partner, Christy, introduced me to today's workout about a year ago. If I did it regularly, I would either be really fast or really hurt. It is pretty tough going--especially the faster 400s at the end.

5 miles continuous running. 400 meters at 5K race pace (80 seconds) followed by 400 meters at marathon race pace (95 seconds). Repeat 10 times with no rest. The workout doesn't last long, less than a half hour, but it is the beast.

I think of Hebrews 12:11 - No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

Discipline makes the runner perform better. For bigger, more important areas of life, discipline, like in running, is not easy, but it has many rewards. I once read that discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
  • Discipline helps us grow closer to God and closer to those most important to us.
  • Discipline helps us take care of daily task and functions that will make our lives much easier and more simple.
  • Discipline will help us achieve our dreams.

David getting some disciplined rest.

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