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Running between easy and hard efforts (Read 205 times)

    What I hear from "back in the day" was that folks in the 80s ran medium efforts quite often -- and had much faster general races as a result.

     

    Of course this only works if you are somewhat fit to begin with. If you are overweight and sit in a chair all day, then to avoid injury you will probably have to run very cautiously and very easy. But it's not the running at medium paces that is causing the injury then, is it.

      I run some of my aerobic runs with a friend who is naturally faster than I am, we run together maybe once a week. Running by myself I would probably be doing these runs about ten to twenty seconds slower per mile, but we chat the whole time and I enjoy the time spent with her. I am running within a running wizard plan and since the plan gives pace ranges I don't think it about it that often that once a week I am on the fast end of things and other days I am right in the middle or on the slow side, as long as I am staying within the range given.
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