It's kinda funny how when you start thinking about something in particular, suddenly you find it/see it/read it/hear it everywhere. I had started thinking about easy/recovery runs and how everything I read indicated that most people run their easy runs way too hard or fast. I had that information in the back of my mind, but after taking my coaching classes, it was really in the forefront and I decided that I was going to make a concentrated effort to make my easy runs... well, easy!
Easier said then done... I am really struggling with the SLOW and SHORT concepts. I have a terrible tendency to just run... and if I feel good, I run some more! OK.. actually not a terrible tendency, but not helpful when I'm working towards a goal and adding 10 miles to what is supposed to be a slow, easy 5 is counterproductive. Don't get me wrong.. I'm not a fast runner, but I like to push the pace a bit and will definitely run longer if given the option.