By Stacy Cail
Pacing is important in all areas of running – long runs, short runs, tempo runs, intervals and recovery runs. Pacing teaches your body to be comfortable running a certain time which ultimately gets you to your goal race time.
Pacing can look and feel easy if you find a speed that works well for you. It’s not so fast that you’re out of breath, or so slow that you can chat on your cell phone, it’s a speed that’s comfortable but still requires some effort. To find your daily run pace it takes practice.
Doing speed workouts will help make your day-to-day pace more comfortable. It will also help make running at your goal pace more manageable on race day. If you run 10 minute miles every day, you’ll eventually be comfortable with that speed. Doing regular interval workouts and tempo runs at times faster than your regular run will help teach your body to move fast with less effort.
By working with a New Life Running coach to create a personalized program, we’ll help find your pace to help you run a desired time comfortably.