In a past life, I was pretty heavily into the science of things. Iâ€™m still fascinated by science and all that jazz as a general principle, but the specifics are lost to me.
Which is one of the reasons why Iâ€™m so horrible at improving my running process/technique. Instead of changing one thing â€“ new shoes, summer running gear, running in the morning or one of the other half-dozen variables under my control, I change them all in one go so have no idea what it was that helped me break a certain time or that caused me a particular issue.
As Iâ€™ve commented before, running is like golf â€“ the number of uncontrollable variables is legion. I may need to introduce some scientific rigour to my process as I aim to improve my half marathon time this yearâ€¦