28 Nov '15, 5pm

How to increase your durability as a runner.

I always thought I was talented. I won my state championship in the mile. I ran 53 seconds for 400m and my VO2 max was tested at more than 76 ml/kg/min (quite high). I was also driven, loved training and was competitive. And even at a young age, I accepted that running success was about work over time -- over months and years, not days and weeks. I had it all except one crucial component: durability. I was hurt all the time. Durability is the most underrated component of distance running talent. Everyone knows a runner who is amazingly talented but seems to be always injured. We also know the runner who believes she's not talented but never gets hurt. In the end, the uninjured runner has a better chance of long-term success than the talented runner. We need to not only focus on the X's and O's of training workouts. We need to also focus on durability, because if we can sta...

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