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
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About The Author
Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.