Jeff’s Post- Running Smarter!

I still struggle at times with when to push and when to listen to my body.  I vowed in 2012 to run smarter and I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing that so far but it isn’t always easy.  Take this morning as an example.  I took Sunday off after a 16 mile double on Saturday.  My legs felt great yesterday and I was looking forward to a good treadmill run this morning.  As soon as I stepped foot on the treadmill my legs felt tired.  I was hoping to get in 6 miles but early on I decided I would “Run Smarter” and finish strong at 3.  I struggle because I’m fighting this voice in my head that is saying don’t be a baby push through it and run 6 and then on the other side is a voice that says finish your 3 strong and tomorrow will be a new day.  I’m confident running smarter will benefit me more this year than a few extra miles here and there.  Don’t worry I’m still going to push it but I’m going to push it when it makes sense.

Have a great day – Remember Run Smart!

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Comments

  1. Jeff, reading through your blog i see you are a very experienced runner who has many races under the belt. Wanted to know whether you have tried “Post Method” or Chi Running which is claimed by many to be the smarter way to run. I am beginner and want to know your experience incase you have experimented with any of the methods.

  2. Hi Nishant – Thanks for the comment. I have not tried either of those methods. Let me know if you try and how you make out. Happy Running!

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