Running non-stop compulsion.
Yesterday, my wife and I walked 12 klms (she is not a runner)😢 It took us 4 hours - but while doing so we stopped MANY times to admire the scenery, talk to people and have a coffee. I have to admit that I was quite tired when we got back and my legs were complaining, but while thinking about it, it struck me that although it took so long to do, we HAD walked 12 klms which is good for our overall fitness/Weight etc so running it with all the same stops would be even better. I can run 12K nonstop but this walk was so enjoyable, why not adopt the same casual attitude when running long runs?? One of the reasons will be the "compulsion" I see in other running forums of the desire to run nonstop - it seems to be almost seen to be some badge of courage. I guess that if "racing/pace/times" are high on your priority list then so be it - but not for me!!😄