When I run, it is pretty slow. I don’t necessarily want to be slow, but the reality is I’m a slow runner. I keep working on getting faster on a 5k so I can run a fun one again. Every once in a while, I will try to run a 5k as fast as I can like I would in a race. It is my type of speed work. As a bigger runner, I find that the long pounding of a slow run tends to hurt the joints more than a quick short run. That tends to hit the muscles in my legs more. Today was 43:13 a minute faster than 2 weeks ago. So yeah, a little bit of a faster jog than what I have been doing. I still think of it as a jog because I am over 12 minutes per mile. I mean it feels like I’m running, but it looks like I’m shuffling with some sort of zombie plague… Man I love these shoes. I have a pair of Nike Vomero 6 and they are by far the most comfortable running shoes I think I’ve ever owned. I really like the cloud feeling when I wear these compared to my brooks shoes that just don’t feel as cushioned. Anyways, Cheers to faster 5ks all around.
About the Author: RunningAnyway
I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.