Last week I posted a blog entitled "Practice Makes Progress". I wanted to explain how outdated and dysfunctional the old phrase, "Practice Makes Perfect" has become. This week I'd like to take this theme a step farther (and more deeply internal) using the title, "Practice Makes Presence," because that's exactly what it does.
Finishing fast is certainly doable, but you’ll need to reorient your mind to the idea that it’s not about pushing yourself at the end of a race. It’s about training yourself to create the conditions for speed to happen by making an important adjustment to your training habits – progressive pacing.
I had the pleasure of being a running buddy to Haylie, a new friend who’s in school here in Asheville. Her mom is the GOTR coach at her school, and due to some knee pain that neither ChiRunning nor I have been able to help (I am chagrined by this fact), I was the lucky [...]