Marathon Running Training Tips From Ryan Hall

Ryan hall is perhaps the best America’s best marathoner in decade.

I enjoyed reading his tips on racing, running and training posted on runners world website.

On Training

Don’t be afraid of mistakes.
That’s what training is-practice for the real thing. “You’ve got to expect you’re going to screw up sometimes,” says Hall, who frequently goes out too hard on tempo runs. “When I do, I think this is good practice for when I go out too fast in a race and have to regroup.”

Know the purpose of each workout.
Make the hard runs hard and the recovery runs easy, says Hall. Many runners make the mistake of running too hard on their easy days, which is counter-productive. You’ll only tire yourself for the quality days that really matter.

The most important running advise by Hall

Let the terrain dictate your pace.
If you want to average seven-minute miles, it’s okay to run 7:10s up the hills and 6:50s down, rather than expending extra energy forcing yourself to stick to 7s the entire way.

More tips at RW Website

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