Monday, January 10, 2011
Maybe some people were just meant to be slow runners.
What do you think about this idea? Do you think that some people will always run the same pace or close to it no matter how hard they try to get faster? I have to wonder this sometimes as I read about people knocking minutes and seconds off their run pace and my pace stays the same (for the most part). While I don't run 5 times a week, I run enough that there should be some improvement. I would even feel better about things if I felt that my running was becoming more efficient even if the pace stayed the same. I don't feel that however. It is just as hard and just as slow as it always has been. The only exception is running downhill. That is the one time I can run at a faster pace and get an idea of what most people's "slow runs" feel like :) Thank goodness I can ride a bike!