Meditate to Run

August 07, 2019

I’ve been a lazy meditator and runner for several years now. I’ve found that through meditation I’ve been able to completely remove the use of anxiety medication from my daily regiment. I’ve found that my resting heart rate drops significantly from a steady running practice (not to mention my weight). I’ve found my ability to control my breath while running so much easier when I’m meditating and running at the same time. Controlling your breath while running is more than half the battle of improving your running times and going further distances.

Basically, the benefits of meditation and running have been made very clear to me but I don’t have the raw data yet. I’m going to take Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 Half Marathon plan and add in some meditation to it. I have failed to complete half marathon training in the past, but I think the meditation will help push me over. I won’t have any scientific data, since I’m only one person and I can’t be both control and experiment.

Key

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 M15, Rest M10, 3Mi M10, 2Mi M10, 3Mi M15, Rest M10, 30X M10, 4Mi
2 M15, Rest M10, 3Mi M10, 2Mi M10, 3Mi M15, Rest M10, 30X M10, 4Mi
3 M15, Rest M10, 3.5Mi M10, 2Mi M10, 3.5Mi M15, Rest M10, 40X M10, 5Mi
4 M15, Rest M10, 3.5Mi M10, 2Mi M10, 3.5Mi M15, Rest M10, 40X M10, 5Mi
5 M15, Rest M10, 4Mi M10, 2Mi M10, 4Mi M20, Rest M10, 40X M10, 6Mi
6 M20, Rest M10, 4Mi M10, 2Mi M20, Rest M20, Rest M20, Rest M10, 5K-R
7 M20, Rest M10, 4.5Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 4.5Mi M20, Rest M10, 50X M10, 7Mi
8 M20, Rest M10, 4.5Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 4.5Mi M20, Rest M10, 50X M10, 8Mi
9 M20, Rest M10, 5Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 5Mi M25, Rest M25, Rest M10, 10K-R
10 M25, Rest M10, 5Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 5Mi M25, Rest M10, 60X M10, 9Mi
11 M25, Rest M10, 5Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 5Mi M25, Rest M10, 60X M10, 10Mi
12 M30, Rest M10, 4Mi M10, 3Mi M10, 2Mi M30, Rest M30, Rest HALF