Drafting off Other Runners

Some days during a race, there are terrible high headwinds (as was during my Miles for Music 20K yesterday).  Unless it is a teammate and you want to be nice, there are no rules on drafting behind other runners.  Like cars do it in NASCAR, use the person in front of you to do the work for you.  Tuck in behind a pack or behind some taller runners and let them battle the wind.  Sure, you will still feel the wind if it is that bad, but every little bit helps.  A second here and there will add up and get you your PR or that age group award.

If you have teammates around you, talk to them – take turns breaking through the wind – it will only help both of you conserve energy and help the team get a better overall place.

As always – happy running.


#running #runningtips #runningcoach #drafting #milesformusic



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