The term slower run refers to a run that is shorter but more consistent. The less running you do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, the lower the level of slower run.
Short Runs (1-2 miles) are a great way to get into the habit of walking and practicing mindfulness. You can start this by walking your morning walk or a longer stroll around your neighborhood or place you would exercise.
The best times to do short runs is near exhaustion as it reduces chances of graving down things or falling asleep. Also, short walks are better for mental health than longer walks because of the constant change in pace and location.
Short runs can be done at any pace but faster runners may find it harder to maintain a slow walk pace on the shorter runs.
Slower runner approaching finish line
A slower runner may be surprised when the faster runner finishes the race. The slower runner may be focusing more on how far they have run and how fast they have run, instead of how fast the race was.
The slower runner may not realize how far they have run or what pace they ran at. They may think that they were running slow when in reality, they were walking very hard and running only because of their injuries.
Walkers can often look down at their feet and say, “I was walking so hard I couldn’t even put a foot down.” This is a habit that has taken time to break. Walkers need to stop making excuses for themselves and committing suicide by saying they were running slow and should have walked more slowly.
Running is a sport that requires self-confidence. If you are aware of your injuries, then you can go out and try to prove yourself again.
Slower runner still has some distance to go
While the faster runner covers the distance in less time, the slower runner is still going out there and running. The shorter distance requires more effort from the athlete, so it’s important to note how far they ran.
How far did the slower runner go? The answer may be closer to how fast they ran than how long they ran.
The faster runner may think that they are at the finish line when they see the slower runner coming. They may think that they are already in front because they were faster at first and got some extra time on them.
The truth is that the slower Runner has been running for longer than the fast Runner. The faster Runner finished the race quicker, but did not take into account what happened to the slow Runner. They thought that they were finished, but it was not true.
Faster runner far from finish line
The slower runner has reached the finish line first, but he or she is not the one who ran the race fastest. The faster runner crossed the finish line first, but did not run the race in the best possible condition.
This happens often in sports such as football where the player who gets their hands on the ball first wins the game.
The faster runner has to work a lot to maintain their running speed and consistency, which is why they are not at their best when the slower runner catches them up.
When running, you have to keep your momentum going to keep yourself going strong while other runners can stop you from falling behind. If you need help with this, take a look at our article on how to run at an optimal pace.
Finish lines are different for each person
When a person runs a race, the finish line is the foot of the person running. The person running gets to decide where their foot falls after they run.
The finish line for a walk or a run is similar to how far you walked or ran. You start at your feet and work your way up to a big day-long celebration with friends and family.
A race has a start line and an end line, which makes it more distinct from a walk or a run. A race starts faster and lasts longer than a walk or a run, so it makes sense that the starting line is closer to the end line than the walk begins.
The difference in feeling tired after walking and running can be as much as 20 miles per hour (10 km/h). It takes more energy to exercise in that way, so runners usually prefer walking over running because of this effect.
The finish line is moving
When the faster runner runs the race, he or she is not thinking about how far they have to go at this stage of the run. The finish line is still advancing, and they are helping it along by running further.
The slower runner is doing what they can to help the race along, even though it is taking longer than they would like.
This is similar to how runners feel when they are running slower than their goal distance. They feel like they are missing out on something because the run was not as fast as expected.
However, there are ways of helping your run faster that do not involve changing your running plan. You just need to be aware of where you are in your running goals and take what you have done so far into account.
Slow down and you will reach it sooner
When the faster runner reaches the finish line, they will be happy. However, if you run at a slower pace and take your time walking during that period of time, you will reach it sooner.
By taking your time while running, you will reach it sooner because you are working your muscles more thoroughly. You will also be taking more rest days to let your body recover from the running process.
It is important to keep on running despite having less distance run because there’s something special about the feeling that comes along with it. That feeling is even more special when you are running for a longer duration than before due to training and recovery methods.
Having to start again from zero can make runners feel nervous or stressed out, which hinders their recovery. By taking our time while running, we can still achieve our goals without having to start again from zero.
Fast runners often fall short of the finish line
A common myth about exercise is that more exercise is better. This myth drives the current fitness industry, which requires more and more exercise to maintain health and happiness.
This myth washes out in places like the doctor’s office, where the typical running speed is about 5 miles per hour. At that pace, the runner will reach the finish line in about 9 minutes!
But what happens when the faster runner runs a slightly slower run? Or what if the slower runner runs a slightly faster run? Does this matter?
The answer: It can matter a lot.
More often than not, we find that people who fall short of the finish line are those who don’t use enough rest or who aren’t consistent with their workouts.
Slow down to reach the finish line sooner
When the faster runner runs the race in about half the time, does he or she feel like they achieved something more?
Of course not! They are still running at a comfortable pace and can stop when they want to. This is why it is important for the slower runner to run at a comfortable pace.
By running at a slower pace than your normal run speed, you are showing your friend that you care and want to see how fast you can do it. You are also preparing yourself for how quickly you will run next time!
Common reasons why people run slow is because they are not feeling motivated or aren’t aware of their running goals. Either one of these can lead to continued low levels of motivation and/or underachievement on the part of the person trying to get healthy.
Running at a slower pace helps increase your confidence while running and in their own ability. It also helps someone else realize that you are trying to run at a reasonable speed and not overdoing it.