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Alex Hutchinson’s “7 pillars of running wisdom” 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Seven great insights about running from Alex Hutchinson, in his last Sweat Science post for Runner’s World (I’ve highlighted my own favourites).

  1. Running is good for you “in moderation,” which is defined as “a lot more than you’re doing.”
  2. If it comes in a bottle, it’s probably not going to make you faster or healthier.
  3. The best technology for tracking and guiding your runs is the device between your ears.
  4. You probably got injured from doing too much, too soon.
  5. The magic workout, shoe, or superfood is whichever one you’ve been ignoring lately or have never tried.
  6. You can probably run better; start by running more.
  7. You’re capable of more than you think, but it will take time to get there.

You can now pre-order Alex’s next book, coming in early 2018: Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.

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