I like to let my thoughts wander while on long, easy runs. Makes the run easy when the focus isn’t on distance. Or speed.
On yesterday’s run, the wandering, jaywalking brain came back with an interesting thought (observation) on running, and cycling:
When running down an easy descent, legs work as wheels on a bike – lightly ticking over with little effort, tapping the momentum generated by body’s weight and gravity for motion.
When running down a steep descent, legs work as brakes on a bike – slowing down the body to prevent falling over due to its own momentum.