Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Benefits of Running Easy

In my last post, I introduced the different types of runs and discussed the importance of easy runs in your running program. Today, I want to dive deeper into the benefits of easy runs.

Easy runs are characterized by a comfortable pace that allows you to maintain a steady effort without getting too tired. These runs are essential for building a strong aerobic base and preventing injury. 

These easy runs will be the majority of your workouts and are typically performed every other day. 

The benefits of easy runs

Build aerobic fitness

Easy runs help to build your aerobic fitness, which is the foundation of all running. When you run at an easy pace, your body learns to use oxygen more efficiently, which improves your endurance and makes it easier to run longer distances.

Improve recovery

Easy runs help to flush out waste products and bring oxygen-rich blood to your muscles, which speeds up your recovery and reduces the risk of injury.

Develop running economy

Running at an easy pace helps to improve your running economy, which means you use less energy to maintain a certain pace. This translates into faster running and more efficient running form.

Reduce stress

Running at an easy pace is a low-stress activity that can help to reduce stress levels and improve your mental health.

In the next post, I'll discuss long runs and how they can benefit your running. Keep an eye out for it!

Happy running!

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