04 Oct '16, 4pm

Why Consistency, Not Intensity, Is the Key to Running Success

Why Consistency, Not Intensity, Is the Key to Running Success Consistency over time is the only way to reach your potential. Here’s how to get there. The author's wife, Megan Roche, runs at 4:30 a.m. before a hospital shift, prioritizing daily consistency. Photo by David Roche Reaching your running potential is a lot like the future of the free world. Both depend on one person’s determination to build a really, really huge wall. Unlike claims about that other wall, no one is going to pay for your running wall. You have to earn it in the daily grind, month after month and year after year. Here is how the wall works. Each day, you have a brick to add. On workout days, that brick might be 20 percent larger than normal. On race day, it might be 50 percent larger (or even more). But every time you take more than one day off in a row, a mini sledgehammer smashes out some of what...

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