Hello, my stylish friends! Before this summer, I would train mostly at moderate effort—i.e., I would work until this in-between state of tired, but not exhausted.
For a while, I thought this would help my base runs, but then I noticed a few things.
- I wasn’t getting faster
- I felt lethargic throughout the week
- I felt burnt out from the monotony
This approach (for me, personally) has felt so much better. I actually look forward to a change of pace, but I also love the slower days to let my body recovery and feel refreshed for the next day. The mix of easy plus a few intense sessions make for a sustainable workout routine that doesn’t feel as taxing.