yep.... its frustrating running 2 or 3 mins a mile slower than you normally would, but the payback is huge.... there is an increasing body of research based evidence, plus advice from the pro community advising people to slow down... I saw Jessie Thomas who won Lanza this year saying exactly that just a couple of weeks ago.... I have set a PB at every distance I've planned to this year, and now for the same at IM... that's my goal for Outlaw this weekend!
MM... You'll have heard this loads already but stick with it.... it DOES work!.... I spent months running at paces that felt painfully slow... and I'm now back at the paces I started at.... but with a 15 to 20 bpm lower heart rate!