Training: The Easy Run

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?!

Running in the dark of winter

Running in the dark of winter

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 ; )

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