No ragged running!

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running
A break can really help.
As a mom it's not always easy to fit in my runs, and last week I only managd to squeeze in three. I worried about how detrimental this would be to my running form.


Huh? I became faster?


So imagine my surprise when I ran my 8 kilometers in 50 minutes instead of my usual 60 minutes. Not only that, instead of dragging myself along, wondering why in heaven's name I subjected myself to this, I had fun!

Three times is a charm


Then I read in my favorite running book, Jeff Galloway's 'You can do it', running three times a week is enough to complete a marathon. Two runs to maintain your running form and the third run to increase your distance.

So by training less, I run faster and have more fun!

It almost sounds too good to be true.

Running wisdom: running yourself ragged doesn't help anyone


Then again: it makes sense.

Running yourself ragged doesn't help anyone, neither as a mom, nor as a runner.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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