No matter how hard I try to shave minutes — okay, seconds — off my per-mile time, I hover between running (less than 10 minutes a mile) and jogging (more than 10 minutes a mile). It used to kill me, working so hard to try for a new PR, then failing by just a few seconds. But you know what? I just found out that running slower is better for you than pushing to run faster... and there are loads of other ways I've been running "wrong," too. Have you fallen into any of these running pitfalls, too? Let's find out.
1. Running Fast
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology earlier this year, slower runners (like me) live longer than fast runner, and (obvs) people who don't run at all. The lesson here, I think, is that slow is good. Hooray! I'm good at slow.