I’ve been running for about 5 years now and one thing I’ve had to accept is that I’m sloooooooow. I run 11-12 minute miles (10 on a really good day), and my half marathon PB is about 2 hours 20 minutes. There are people who run marathons faster than that!
Even when I’ve trained hard, I don’t get much faster so I just have to accept – I’m slow! It’s my pace, and it works for me.
The only time I struggle with my pace is when I’m out running and I hear footsteps behind me. They get faster…and faster…and another runner zooms effortlessly past me, bouncing off into the distance as I eat their dust.
Lucky them! I envy the effortless runners. I just have to take it in my stride and keep plodding on. The only person I’m really racing is me. Although I did overtake someone once…and I admit I got a buzz out of it.