Feeling better on your runs after a strong section of training can encourage most of us to want to speed up our paces, but you can actually end up missing the training you need for your next race, making yourself less prepared. This is really interesting, and makes total sense with why we need to run slower, especially on easy days!
Summer running can make your runs miserable. We look at the science behind it, and give you 6 ways you can use that information to be better prepared, and enjoy your training more. Runners, this will help you feel more prepared in the heat.
It should be pretty obvious that a GPS watch can help you hit the right pace when you’re wearing it, but does it actually help instill a sense of internal pacing—that is, if you run without the watch, will you still be able to hit your splits? We look at the research.
Interesting read! Runners Connect dives into the research looking at high vs. low intensity training. This study found that runners who ran 80% of their runs easy, improved 23% more than those who ran 65% of their training easy.
Have you ever added on miles to a warm-up or cool-down just so you hit your mileage total for the week? Or, have you ever run through an injury just because you couldn’t face not logging the workout or seeing the low mpw? If so, keeping a log may actually hurting your running.
Building a strong base, running hills, long runs and speed work are all important things for a runner’s training. But another important part of a runner’s training that is sometimes if not always neglected is strength training.