06 Feb '18, 3pm

Running 101: How I think about training runners to race faster

Running can be deceptively complex: for anybody chasing a Personal Best, it’s certainly not “just put one foot in front of the other!” A post shared by Jason Fitzgerald (@jasonfitz1) on Dec 22, 2016 at 11:37am PST For the runner who’s interested in improving and getting faster, running suddenly becomes complicated: Should I *race* my tune-up half marathon? How do you balance lifting weights with running? What’s the best way to come back to running after an injury? How does fueling work for long races? Simply lacing up your shoes for an easy run isn’t possible anymore. It’s more complicated – now your running has purpose – it’s training , not exercise . And for a long time, I never bothered with the complexity of running. I just thought that running was a fun thing to do after school with my friends. But soon, I fell in love with the sport and with the process of training. ...

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