The Paradox of Trying to Run Fast

The Paradox of Trying to Run Fast

One of the trends I see is that the harder the athlete tries, and the more important the results, the less satisfied the athlete is, and the worse they run.  I call this the “paradox of trying hard to run fast”.  Simply put, for motivated and results-driven runners, the recipe that worked in the beginning of season when the stakes were lower is no longer working. Ironically, the more the focus goes into the results, the more the performance continues to decline.