048: Pacing Strategies

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Pacing Strategies
Pacing isn’t something most of us are born knowing how to do. But, like many skills, we can develop the ability to pace with focused practice that will help you conserve energy while running. Working on your pace can help you learn what your goal pace feels like in your legs, in your gut and in your head prior to race day.

Every workout has a goal and a purpose. Running the right pace over the right distance on the right day. Click To Tweet Good pacing strategies start with a personalized pace calculator determined using your current fitness level and goal race time. Once you have the calculator, it’s time to start training by pushing the pace and building your mental ability to judge effort. Then, when race day arrives you execute the strategy that you’ve been practicing for weeks.

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Steve Prefontaine once said, “Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy two miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.” Pre always pushed himself and his competitors in the race, but he trained that way. He was always pushing the pace. Every workout has a goal and a purpose and the pace calculator gives a starting point for your pace. It helps you run the right pace over the right distance on the right day.

When you learn different pacing strategies you experience the #FreedomToRun on a whole new level! Click To Tweet

The beauty of the Freedom to Run is that you have the right to choose how fast, or how slow, you are going to run on any given day. But When you learn different pacing strategies you experience the Freedom to Run on a whole new level!

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  • What is a pacing strategy
  • How to adjust running pace
  • What are negative splits
  • Benefits of tempo runs
  • How to set a race day pace strategy
When the starting gun goes off, it’s time to trust the training and the pacing strategy. Click To Tweet

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