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The BEST place to work on your intuitive pace clock is the track. Learn how:

The BEST place to work on your intuitive pace clock is the track. Learn how:

How many times have you heard runners say after a race, "I went out too fast"? I've heard it a lot–because it happens a lot. I'd be willing to bet it's the most common mistake made in racing. But you don't have to make it. If you train properly, you'll soon know which race pace is right for you. And your improved sense of pace will carry over from your races to your regular training runs. With pacing practice, you can also learn to run the second half of your races faster than the first. This is called running "negative splits." Most of the marathoners I've worked with over the years have run their personal bests with negative splits. Why run an even or negative-split pace? For several reasons. One, it gives your muscles and tendons time to warm up and stretch out. Once this happens, you can maintain the same pace with less effort or increase the pace without expending mor...

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