06 Jan '18, 9pm

The benefits of slow running and how it can make you faster:

The benefits of slow running and how it can make you faster:

Marcus Scotney (pictured) believes all runners can benefit from slowing down Why should I practise running slow?” legendary distance runner Emil Zátopek is meant to have said. “I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.” But the Czech Locomotive was one of a kind, a superman, hardly a standard runner like the rest of us. On this, Zátopek may well have been wrong. “Most of the people I coach come to me to run faster,” says GB international ultrarunner and coach Marcus Scotney. “I tell them to run slower. “I think a lot people believe that to become a better or faster runner they have to always be running fast and hard – at tempo pace or anaerobically,” says Marcus, who won the inaugural 400K Cape Wrath Ultra in June. “But training constantly at tempo pace tends to lead to injuries.” That’s because the body isn’t getting the opportunity to rest and develop ...

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