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032: When More Doesn't Make You Better

podcast running Apr 19, 2018

 

 

In a world where everyone wants more all the time, is that really what is best?  When is more a good thing, and when is more just, more?

This is a big pitfall for a lot of runners.  People get better and faster when they start adding more miles or more speed work, so they think that continuing to add more will continue to get them better and faster.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  

More mileage will make you a better runner.  Speed work will make you a faster runner.  However, we can't just endlessly add mileage or keep dropping times in our workouts just for the sake of doing so.  Many times, our bodies are well-served by maintaining a given training level until our body has reaped all of the benefits from that level before moving on to the next.  

Today, we talk about: 

  • The 4 fundamentals of running that every runner needs to focus on in order to continue to reap the benefits of training and stay healthy and injury-free
  • When it is appropriate to level-up your training
  • When it's a good idea to just continue doing what you're doing
  • Why our culture of instant gratification can hurt us as runners
  • The two keys of getting faster
  • Why it's sometimes good NOT to focus on those two keys during our training

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