Running slow is not easy. It takes work. You have to practice running slow. I’m just now finding this out to be true, and I’m immediately sharing this information with you because I figure you might want to know.
I’ve said this before, muscles have memory, and mine remember running fast. So it makes perfect sense that I would have to train myself to run slow. I’ve been struggling all these months not because I’m slow, but because my legs have been trying to run faster than is sensible. I’m running too fast because that’s all I know.
Today, I practiced running slow. Running is so much easier when you move your legs within their limits. Not everyone can do this. I recommend wearing a pair of Beats ear buds to override your memories of running fast with slow-playing content. Think Diana Krall. Just slow it down.
Less than two weeks before Trailfest. Running thirty-seven miles over three days in national parks Trump doesn’t know about yet. It’s time for me to start training. Slowly.