>Running 101>Is running ever easy???
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Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Roads were made for journeys...
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Is running ever easy?
I sure hope not. When it is easy, I am not working hard enough.
I've only been running 5 months or so, but my running has become a lot easier. I put that down to 1) Weight loss. If you're not hauling too much weight along those miles it's got to be easier. 2) Racing. Since i've run a 10-mile and a HM at race pace my training runs have become much easier.
You know, you don't have to train hard... It's just that most people choose to. Running can seem "easy" if ... you run easy. I mean easy... like add several minutes/mile to the pace you're currently calling an "easy" run.
I think the lesson here is that EASY RUNS can and should be EASY RUNS!
Is there ever a time when running becomes easy?
The most common mistake made by runners, and the most often cause of overtraining and all its assorted mental, physical, and emotional problems, is running too much, too hard.
OK, I don't have an ACTUAL source for that statement (I just know someone will ask where I got that stat), but trust me, it's true.
Nothing wrong with backing off the miles, or the minutes per.
Running Hammer - 5 months and you've already completed a HM? Surely you must have been running longer than that!!!