Okay, I am not fast, I have said that before and I realize that...and I may never be fast, and I am okay with that.....but, I have a question for all the runners out there faster than me (those that are consistently running 8-min or less miles, those that place in their age group or at least finish in the top 1/2 or 1/3 of the pack, etc.)
The question is: Have you always been fast?
I mean, did you start out running 7 1/2 min miles? Or did it start with 11 min miles, then slowly evolve to 10, then 9, then 8 or 7 min miles? How did you get faster? How long did it take? Years? Months? Weeks? What's your secret, (if your sharing)?
This month's Runner's World has a decent article about running a faster 5K, and I am just curious on hearing how people really get to be faster runners. I am literally amazed that someone can run even one mile at a 5min or 6 min pace, let alone a 5K or 10K or marathon at that pace....