Running less to run better

An accidental performance boost through laziness

Is taking a day off from running really better?

I was consistently having my best runs on the day after I skipped a day.

I was brought up in a running culture that believed in a set pattern of hard training days and slack days. You planned them out so that slack days gave you enough recovery to safely push on the next hard day but you never took a day off to sit on your butt. Taking days off was for joggers, not serious runners.

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Gregory Sherrow

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VP, Remote employment mentor for individuals and consultant to companies and nonprofits; writer, webcomic creator and nut-job Runner.

Stercus Creek

The view from Stercus Creek provides a rich mix of topics on life, technology, management, remote work, running and making it to five decades on one planet. Don’t forget to follow.