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- When paced correctly, running delivers the best attitude boost you can get. Sustain this by pacing yourself gently during the first mile or three.
This is something I need to work on – I still start out too fast, especially in races!
- A well-paced run enhances vitality for the rest of the day. Start each run at least 30 seconds per mile slower than you will run in the end.
Again, I need to work on negative splits!
- If you have a Run Walk Run strategy that is right for you on that day, it’s possible to feel good after every run – even the marathon.
Keep this in mind, Chelsea!
- Running is the best stress reliever I’ve found. Research shows that running tends to activate the conscious brain which over-rides the emotional subconscious brain and manages the negative and anxiety hormones during and after the run.
- Research shows that as runners get faster, their stride length shortens. A quicker cadence is the mechanical key to faster running.
- The finishing of a run that is longer than you’ve run in the last 3 weeks can bestow a sense of achievement that is unique and empowering due to positive brain circuits that are turned on.
This is definitely true! I ran 5 miles yesterday – the longest distanceI’ve run since November 16 and I am filling good about officially starting my half marathon training now!
- You can’t run a long run too slowly or take too many walk breaks. You’ll get the same endurance based upon the distance covered.
This is something I really need to work on and “Trust the Coach” on. I know the pace I want to run during my first half marathon, so I feel like I should be running closer to that pace all the time – not true!