Remember, Run smart, not hard!
Many runners simply train way too hard. As a society, we have been programmed in the philosophy, “No pain, no gain.”
However the best runners are the ones who develop a plan and are disciplined enough to stick with it. They learn that running relaxed and efficient are important tools to foster.
It is counter-intuitive for many people, but most running should be easy and relaxed. In my estimation at least 80 to 90 percent of running should be at an easy or moderate pace.
So how do you know if you are one of those runners that are running too hard? It’s easy. Take your pulse two minutes after you complete your run for one minute. If it is still over 100 beats per minute, you are running harder than necessary.