Dull But Necessary
Not much to write home about from last night’s training! An easy and enjoyable 9.5k jaunt around my hometown of Swanage in the rain. Wore my high-vis jacket and got way too hot – will I never learn?!
Well according to the great Greg Mcmillan:
“Not running slow enough on easy days is probably the number-one error runners make”
Slow runs are good for your head as you’re not thinking about pacing or trying to will yourself forward.
They’re also great as a recovery run after a hard race. The muscle movement pumps blood around your stressed muscles, flushing out all the bad stuff as well as reminding your muscles that you’re a runner…
Probably better on a light summers evening, meandering through pastures green than in the lamplit dark of concrete pavements around housing estates. But it does the same job ; )