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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fred Rohe, please meet Caballo Blanco, or the "white horse"

So you want to run fast? Well, quite trying by focusing on speed. Focus on running smoothly and within yourself, with good form and technique and the speed will come. Take note from Fred Rohe and the "white horse."

" . . . .you will be able to run tirelessly if you follow this simple rule :
run within your breath, do not run ahead of your breath. (you have to run
to discover what that means .)" - Fred Rohe

”The problem with most people is they only care about getting fast, and think that once they get fast, running will get easy. They got it backwards. First focus on getting easy, because if that’s all you get, that ain’t so bad. Once you can run easy, focus on light. Once you get light, focus on smooth. By the time you’re easy, light and smooth, you won’t have to worry about getting fast–you will be.” - Caballo Blanco



  1. I think I'm finally starting to come to understand this and have stopped "trying to run", now I "just run" and enjoy the freedom.

  2. It takes us all time to understand this. It's hard to imagine that you can run faster as you are more relaxed and within yourself. Other than sprinting to the finish line (200-400 meters), I do not run ahead of my breath anymore. I also don't think you have to relate pain with running. It's one thing to run hard but another to hurt. I'll take the former.



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