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It can be tough to keep your easy runs ... easy. Here are some things that can help:

It can be tough to keep your easy runs ... easy. Here are some things that can help:

Reevaluating my speedwork paces. One of the reasons runners may want to push it on easy days may be because their tempo, fartlek, or repeat paces are too conservative. If you’ve been hitting your speedwork targets fairly easily and you’re naturally running your easy runs too quickly, set faster pace goals for your speed workouts and see how you fair. Running blind. Sometimes knowledge can be a bad thing. I glance at my watch or running app after every mile – even during easy runs. I have a habit of always wanting to negative split on a run. So, if it naturally happens after a few miles, I’ll keep picking up the pace to see if I can keep it up for the entire run. But I don’t play this game when I don’t know what my exact time is after each mile. The solution: run without technology so I don’t know my pace. Running at a different time of day. As a morning runner, I loathe ru...

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