04 Sep '14, 8am

You should *really* consider running your next race WITHOUT a watch. Here's why:

I’ve run several half-marathons and a few marathons. I’m trying to improve my time but without much success. Do you have any race-day tips for running a faster race? ~Ashley There are a host of tips I could give you on how to improve your time, like "run the tangents," "dial in your nutrition," and "pace yourself," but the most effective strategy I’ve seen for improving performance has been in the form of a challenge I set to my running readers every season called the Timeless Challenge. Runners all over the globe have shed some serious time off their best by taking the Timeless Challenge to let go of the numbers and run by color and by their body. “I took the Timeless Challenge last fall and ran only by my body and was shocked that I ran a 9-minute personal record in the Chicago Marathon.” ~Sarah Specifically, dedicate one race this season and let your body be your guide ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/run-your-fastes...

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