How Running Is Like Baseball

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Nov. 25, 2013
Running has more in common with baseball than you might think. Photo:

One Workout Does Not Make Or Break A Training Segment

Consistency is the key to training.

Without a doubt, the more successful runner is going to be the one who has two months of consistent quality workouts over the runner who had five killer workouts, but bailed on three others and had up and down training throughout the segment. I can virtually guarantee this. I’ve seen it happen countless times and it is one of the secrets to success in running.

So the next time you head out to do a workout or your contemplating your training plan, remember that not every workout has to be spectacular. Aim for the single and double, be consistent, and let the home runs come naturally.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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