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Run Eat Repeat Podcast – Fast Friday RPE
Today we’re talking about how to measure your effort or “RPE” = “Rate of Perceived Exertion” to help you run stronger.
Why think about your effort?
You get to know your body.
You’re not dependent on your watch or other technology.
You can pay attention to your body, including recovery and possible injuries.
You get to know how hard to push and pull back for different workouts.
You can apply it to different kinds of runs from easy to speed work.
You can use the effort scale in addition to other tools you use to measure your workouts, effort and progress.
Here’s an example of a scale – use whatever works for you but be consistent.
Running Effort Scale:
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