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“Noth­ing is achieved in one day; rather, it’s achieved con­sis­tently over a pe­riod of time. Each day’s train­ing sched­ule should be writ­ten with the next few weeks in mind, and not just what you’re ca­pa­ble of do­ing on that one par­tic­u­lar day. For ex­am­ple, if you don’t train at the right in­ten­sity dur­ing your re­cov­ery run, then you won’t al­low your body time to heal from the high­in­ten­sity train­ing you’ve been do­ing prior to that, which will in­crease your risk of in­jury.” – Sean Tait, run­ning tech­nique coach and owner of offthe­mark­train­

(RW Fe­bru­ary 2018)

“Ef­fort is ab­so­lute. Ef­fort ac­com­mo­dates the re­al­ity of weather, the com­mit­ments of a full life, the grow­ing years on my legs. To­day, the wind is blow­ing strongly from the north. I wel­come it. I was plan­ning a 10-K with some mid-run pick-ups, and I think I’ll ar­range my loop so the in­ter­vals are into the wind. I’ll rel­ish the air blow­ing through my hair. I won’t time the re­peats, so I won’t mind if they’re slower. They’ll still work to make me faster and more ef­fi­cient dur­ing my runs next week, and in a race next month. The ef­fort will feel the same as speedy in­ter­vals on a calm day, or run­ning faster times in a younger body. Same ef­fort, same joy.” – Writer Jonathan Bev­er­ley makes peace with run­ning in the wind

(RW Oc­to­ber 2018)

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