>Look What I Can Do!>5k PR... lots of easy miles paid off
Barefoot and happy
Into the wild
Shut up and run
Consistent miles are what really matters. By running easy I've been able to put in more miles without injury or burnout. I wish I figured this out sooner.
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Rick "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobbyrunningforcassy.blogspot.com
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Consistent miles are what really matters. By running easy I've been able to put in more miles without injury or burnout.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Nice job Ed4!
I'm intrigued by the run slower go faster mantra, but I wonder about something. Anyone have an idea at what point it breaks down? By that, I mean there has to be a point at which you're not going to get any faster running slow. I suppose it's different for everyone based on their physical make-up and experience/aerobic base, as well as what distance your training for, but I have a hard time believing I will ever run 16:23 (5k) again, for example, without doing some serious speedwork.
Anyone have an idea what the threshold for diminishing returns is for running lots of slow miles? (BTW, I know my current mileage definitely doesn't fall into the "lots of" category, so I know I'm not there yet.)