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Long Run Struggles – Run with Someone Slower (BONUS)

Practice Your Breathing Economy

Although the idea of running with someone slower during your long runs sounds counter-intuitive, you would be surprised at how many benefits it offers both runners. First, your long runs are supposed to be about completing the long miles at a slower than a normal marathon or half marathon pace. The slower runner will help lasso you back down to a slower running pace. Another great benefit of running with someone slow is that you get to be socially involved. When you are running your easy long run distance, you should be able to hold a conversation with a fellow runner. Also, you should be able to only breathe out of your nose during your runs.

Less Stress

Another great benefit of running with someone slower is that it puts less stress mentally and physically on the body. Your legs already get a tough workout during the week during your base run sessions. Why not change it up a little bit and slow down the runs? Finally, you’re helping another fellow runner by running with them. This serves as a great source of motivation to push you both through the tough long runs.

Scott Morton is the author of, Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathons: A Simple Step-By-Step Solution to Get You to the Finish Line in 12 Weeks! (Beginner To Finisher Book 3) which has become an Amazon international #1 bestseller. To sign up for a FREE half marathon training schedule, log sheet, and pace predictor click here.

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