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032: More Isn't Always Better

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In a world where everyone wants more all the time, is that really what is best?  When is more a good thing, and when is more just, more? This is a big pitfall for a lot of runners.  People get better and faster when they start adding more miles or more speed work, so they think that continuing to add more will continue to get them better and faster.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.   More mileage will make you a better runner.  Speed work will make you a faster runner.  However, we can't just endlessly add mileage or keep dropping times in our workouts just for the sake of doing so.  Many times, our bodies are well-served by maintaining a given training level until our body has reaped all of the benefits from that level before moving on to the next.   Today, we talk about:  The 4 fundamentals of running that every runner needs to focus on in order to continue to reap the benefits of training and stay healthy and injury-free When it is appropriate to level-up your training When it's a good idea to just continue doing what you're doing Why our culture of instant gratification can hurt us as runners The two keys of getting faster Why it's sometimes good NOT to focus on those two keys during our training Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!   Thanks for Listening!! To help out the show: If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at support@realliferunners.com     Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi! Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Interested in Training plans and Coaching? Check that out here! Right click here to download this episode directly to your computer Check out our other episodes here Check out our new members-only area with a HUGE video library of strengthening, stretching, foam rolling, and mobility exercises, our guide on choosing the right running shoe, and more!! Check that out here. Don't forget: The information in this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.