The Fleet Feet Blog is full of helpful (and sometimes tasty!) information! Check out this recent post about how slowing down can improve your fitness.
Easy runs may seem counterintuitive to some runners. After all, running is about pushing your body past its limits. How can you get faster by slowing down?
In order to get faster, you have to run faster. If you’re new to the sport you can make significant improvements by simply trying to run fast every time you hit the pavement. But once you reach a certain level, these improvements diminish. In order to further increase your speed, you need to allow your body time to recover between hard efforts.