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12/22/14 6:20 P

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Are you talking about starting your race too fast and not having enough energy to finish? If so, yes I had that problem last year.

Since then, I have learned how to nasal breath. This ensures that I don't start off too fast and I have enough energy to make it to the finish. There have been several times I have ran this way 80% of the course, then switch back to nasal/mouth breathing. Most of my races, I usually have enough energy to sprint my last 100 meters.

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Great answer, Catherine!


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12/21/14 5:58 P

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Hi TATTOOREADERII,

Run slower than what? It is difficult to answer this question with no context. Are you currently running as fast as you can in each run (or is that what you want to do?) What distance race are you training for (marathon?) How long have you been running? Do you have any benchmarks to use to determine the right training pace for you for the different types of runs you will be using in training? In other words, how are you currently choosing the pace you use for a run?

There are many reasons not to run as fast as you can all the time, especially if you are training for endurance distances, number one on the list being injury prevention.

The easiest way to slow down, if you are using the Galloway method is to increase the length or frequency of the walk breaks. This allows you to run at a comfortable pace during the run segment while slowing down your average pace per mile.

As to the question of whether I have trouble slowing down, the answer is no. I've run 19 marathons and learned the value of slow runs. Besides, I enjoy them. There's nothing worse than feeling miserable for 20 miles. Finishing a run with a smile on your face is a worthy goal, especially if you want to be a life long runner (do you?)

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Why run slower? If you are trying to increase your distance, that's a good reason to slow down. If you are dealing with an injury aggravated by speed that would be a reason. I've run slowly for social reasons - to run with a specific person. If you don't have a reason, why slow down?

There are people far more expert than me on our team here, but I've been told that if I'm running so slow I can't use my most efficient form it's no wonder I'm feeling uncomfortable. Right now I have sore feet and running slowly is not an issue for me!


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Does anyone here have problems making themselves run slower? I've only just started the training, but I really do find it difficult to slow down. Today I even tried the walk/run strategy (although I hadn't read much of the book, and realise that I was doing runs that were too long for my pace etc) and yet I still did a pace that was pretty fast for me. I don't know if this is a mental rather than physical thing, but I find it physically very uncomfortable to go slower. Whether that's imagined by myself or a real thing I don't know. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this?

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