TAKE EASY DAYS, EASY!
We know — we can run faster on our easy and comfortable days. But with time, pushing pace and entering a different aerobic zone can hurt performance. Read the short quote from Runners Word Mag below about some elite marathoners and their secret to success.
“Running with Ndereba on an easy session you will find the pace does not creep any faster than 7 minute per mile–slow considering her 5:17 per-mile PR marathon pace. Catherine is easily able to run a hard session one day and the next morning come out and burn a 10-miler at 6-minute pace. But she does not, and therein lies a Kenyan secret to success. It’s no different for most Kenyan men. Isaac Songok and Augustine Choge, for example, rarely break 8-minute pace on their easy runs.”
So on those easy and comfortable days, where you feel energized and ready to break a course PR, remember to take it easy! You will have our #SpeedWorkWednesdays and #RacePaceFriday to give it your all.