I graduated from C25K 5 weeks ago and wondered if anyone else might feel daunted by the competitive edge of the running community. I feel satisfied to be able to run 5K now and enjoy running in different places, on my own but also alongside other runners in events such as parkrun. While I completely applaud people running faster and further, perhaps there is a place for the slower runners who are happy with shorter distances, how can we also celebrate that as success and encourage people to find their own running level as ok? I am concerned that if I keep pushing for speed and increasing distance, I will stop enjoying it, will pick up injury and not be able to run and I also love being part of the amazing group of people called runners but don't feel I need to compete? What do u think?
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