It’s hard to do, but running easy will actually make you faster. Are you running 70% of your weekly miles easy? If not, this may be the cause of your injury, fatigue, or inability to obtain a PR race after race.
I’ve said before that one of the best, yet worst things to happen to the sport of running is the GPS watch. It’s a great tracking device but it’s forced many of us to run by pace and not by effort or how we feel.
Read this short article from Runner’s World.
Running is hard. If you’re targeting a goal—whether it’s entering your first race or qualifying for Boston—you spend a lot of time pushing your limits. So when it comes time to run easy, you happily succumb to your inner plodder, right? Nope. “Not running slow enough on easy days is probably the number-one error runners make,” says Greg McMillan, M.S., an exercise physiologist and running coach in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Source: Easy Does It