10 Reasons Runner’s Don’t Run Easy (Even When They Know They Should)
You may have noticed that we have been focusing on the importance of slowing down to run faster recently; our post on how to run the correct pace for your long run, how to build your long run at that pace, and how running too fast is actually one of the biggest mistakes new runners make.
By now you know this, you see the science behind why it makes sense, and you go about your training with the best of intentions.
You ARE going to take your easy days easy, you ARE going to listen to your body, and you ARE going to run faster because of it.
Yet somehow that little voice in the back of our minds starts teasing us, telling us we are never going to run fast going THIS slow.
How do you expect to run faster by going slower?
Once again, we fall back into that trap of running too fast.
Today’s thought process is that if we know how we are supposed to run easy, and we see the reasons why we do not run as slow as we should, then maybe, just maybe, we can be brave enough to listen long enough to see the magic happen.
Here are the top 10 reasons why runners do not run easy in a shareable infographic. If you do not already follow us on Pinterest, you can find all kinds of running related posts by doing so.
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Hopefully now you will be able to listen to your body, take it easy on the days that are there for base building or recovery, and go chase down those PRs when it matters!
Did we miss any reasons? Why do you go faster than you should on your easy days?