Patience and time do more than strength or passion. -Jean de La Fontaine
In today’s fast paced world, it’s often difficult to think long term.
However one of the best indicators of how successful a person is, no matter the endeavor they choose, is how long they’ve been at it.
During my own training and coaching, I practice and advise a much slower and cautious build than many would normally do on their own. This is mainly to avoid injury and maintain as consistent of a running pattern for as long as possible.
So how do you improve to the best of your abilities?
The first is to practice, a lot. Be mindful of this practice and what you are doing. Practice nutrition, pacing, running form, etc. Recognize what your body is telling you and what it is doing. Practice every day. A two mile very easy run will not negatively influence your recovery, but it will slightly increase your weekly volume and how much time you spent running.
“The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint. The greats were great cause they paint a lot” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Secondly, like Ray in the above photo, appreciate and be grateful for the gift you’ve been given. The ability to enjoy running! The power of gratitude is very strong. People that express and exhibit this tend to be healthy, happy, and energetic. Graciousness is a good habit to practice during your running, professional, and personal lives.
“To give anything less than you best, is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine
Sorry if you are looking for a a quick fix or easy trick, they don’t exist. There are little things you can do that can lead to improvements, but none of that matters if you don’t first put in your own time and effort.
Kyle at SKORA
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