Well that's tough, when you're running 5:00 mile pace or faster you probably do need to do some stretching and plyo stuff before the race. For many, that IS 1500 pace. Imagine having to run for only 30 minutes instead of 40. The race uses entirely different energy systems.
Precious Roy wrote:
Treating the startline for a longer road race (10k-marathon) like it is the start of a 1500 on the track or shorter. I see runners shaking legs, doing plyo jumps and ripping out super fast strides when they pretty much take off at a very easy effort level.
Does this mean I need to tell people my mile PR is 10 seconds faster than it is so that what they think is my PR is actually my PR?
pin racer wrote:
-Always listen to the stories that older runners have to tell, and mentally add 10 seconds to the mile pr they claim.
It's never ok to wear your medal around. The day after? Really? What would be the purpose? I mean I can maybe understand wearing it at the meet but why would you put it on and wear it the day after?
don't cut people off when running in a pack
pass gas quietly
don't push the pace on easy days and drag everyone with you, especially if you can't hold it
there's always someone faster than you, don't be full of yourself
don't wear your medal longer than the day of and maybe the day after
the fact 10 miles every morning is perfectly normal to you