There are two camps when it comes to running – Racers and Runners.
Racers are people who are concerned about things like time, speed, pace, personal bests and trying harder.
Runners are people who are concerned about things like experience, fun, enjoyment, exhilaration and trying easier.
A runner who runs easy is someone who runs because it is a lifestyle choice. A runner runs because they enjoy it, they enjoy feeling fit, they enjoy being outdoors, they love the endorphin rush running gives them, they love the exhilaration, they enjoy the camaraderie, and the bottom line is they just love it. A runner who runs easy unlike a racer is not concerned with how fast they went, or whom they beat or what their pace was – the thrill and exhilaration is simply running. It’s about running easy.
So, what is the Running Easy philosophy?
The most fundamental principle of the Running Easy approach is-
Throw away your watch
Hold on, before you toss that expensive watch away! You can have a watch, however the important thing is to not worry about time. When you run easy you are not concerned about how fast you run, what your pace is etc. This is the most fundamental principle of a runner, as compared to a racer. You have to forget about time. The only time you are interested in is a Fun Time.
And the magical thing is when you run at a pace that is easy and manageable for you, this is the perfect pace for achieving optimal health, weight loss, and fitness and for feeling good. So running easy is an all round winning formula!