To run — as defined by our friends at Google — is to, “move at a speed faster than a walk.”
Wouldn’t it be beautiful if training was that simple?
The thing is, no matter if you’re training for a 5K or 50K ultramarathon, successful runners do a lot more than just run … something I haven’t always been willing to accept.
I’m the kind of guy that loves to run — weekend-long trial runs are a highlight each week, and daily runs fill me with energy and excitement. But as I progressed in distance and worked towards goals, it became clear I’d need to do more than just move at a speed faster than a walk to be successful.
The only problem? Nothing got me as excited as the act of running.
So I had to make a shift that would change everything. That shift?
To consider each run not as just the time on the road or trail, but the entire workout experience.
And it’s that viewpoint — which I share with you below — that helps me finish 100-mile ultramarathons and helps my coaching clients meet their goals.