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Slow down to speed up

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate
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Running slowly makes faster runners 😁

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Very interesting article πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Yes, absolutely πŸ‘

Feltip
FeltipGraduate

Sexy runs, I like that 😍😁

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Haha 😁

acountrycabbage
acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Feltip

A great read, thanks for the share Instructor57 but - ugh, I recoiled at β€˜sexy run’! πŸ₯΄πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜†

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to acountrycabbage

Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

acountrycabbage
acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Instructor57

At least she’d make a great motivational coach for me - all she’d need to do is say β€˜run sexy’ and I’d bolt in the opposite direction! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨ 😁

Sounds like witchcraft to me

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Maxi80

Voodoo 😱

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate

Good evening!

Oh that is very interesting, thank you.

Slow is good!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to 9weeks2Run

Absolutely, πŸ˜πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Interesting article! So, I run at a 'sexy pace' nearly all the time then, so will stop referring to it as snail's pace now! πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, I know this works as my shorter runs are now a little bit, but naturally, faster.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Yes, sexy running is the way to go πŸ˜‚

But yes, it is noticeable after a while

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Yes, me too! πŸ˜„ Although the slow pace calculator made me realise that my slow pace was probably not quite slow enough & made me feel psychologically better about being even slower instead of thinking β€œthis is ridiculous”. πŸ˜„

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Elfe5

Yes, it's good to know πŸ˜πŸ‘

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate

I want to do this but I find it hard. OK for a while then drift back to my natural pace.... and it makes my legs ache. I can never work out whether to take same number of steps but shorter or slow the whole action down like slow motion!!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Maz1103

Yes, I agree , it's not easy !

Shorter steps seems to be the way but even that I find reverts back to what feels natural

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Did a slow run today.. Kept pace to 7'57 average for 30 minutes (3.9k). Like we said was hard to do but felt very fresh after so assume it was successful 😁

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb67Graduate

Great read. It explains it well although it seems counterintuitive.

It’s a shame eating more doesn’t make you lose weight faster πŸ˜‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

Haha, I've tried and can assure you it dosent πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

I thought if I'm running I can eat what I want !

Soon discovered that's not true πŸ˜‚

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Me too!!!

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Great article thanks - music to my 🐌 ears! πŸ˜‚

I especially love the fat burn bit!! I am in that frustrating place of having lost most of the weight I need to shed, but will those last few pounds come off?? πŸ™„

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Elfe5

I know what you mean 😐

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