Slow running is important but is never glorified. When I scroll my various Facebook running groups (even my over 60 years old groups), I always see posts like “Just ran 10 miles at 6:25 pace,” or “Did 15 miles at 7:45 pace.” I never see “Today’s workout was 6 easy miles at 10:30 pace.” But slow running should be the lifeblood of your training program.
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I have pre-defined routes and circuits for my runs. I usually plan the route the night before depending on the distance, hour of the day that I will run, and my mood.
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