I often joke that I’m pretty much a professional jogger.
I run my easy runs around 2 or even 3 minutes slower than my marathon pace. So when the Washington Post called to help explain the benefits of running slowly, I was happy to oblige.
In fact most of my runs this summer have been short and slow and I’m perfectly okay with that. For now.
If you’ve been following me for a little while, you might know that I’ve gone through a lot of changes this year: I hit my pie-in-the-sky marathon goal time, focused more on full-time coaching, I got divorced, and I fell in love.
In other words, I’m spending a lot more time writing and talking about running than actually running myself these days. But after years of constant training, that’s right where I want to be.
I know the siren call of racing will tempt me back into hard training again soon, but I’m not putting any pressure of myself to pick a goal just yet.
So right now, I’m just embracing the jog!