Running slow is great. I could never understand people that could run constantly for thirty minutes or longer, until a friend pointed out that I shouldn’t be so out of breath and if I slowed right down it would be much easier to keep going. Running slower also means that I’m burning fat rather than just doing cardio. I proved it today when I ran 7k at the gym, further than I’ve ever managed before, and still felt as though I could have kept going. What’s more, I think I even enjoyed it.
So I’m going to try the Race for Life this summer – it’s only a 5k run, and who knows, by then I might even be fit enough to run it a little faster.