So far in every run that I’ve done this year I’ve had a hard time keeping my pace under control for the first part of the run. I always go out much faster than planned for the first half then slow it way down for the finish. Inevitably my overall pace is about 20-40 seconds faster than what is recommended by McMillian Running for a sub 2:15:24 half marathon goal. After
much thought and research spending little extra time reigning on a porcelain throne this morning I think I figured out why. I am a victim.
That’s right a victim suffering from Wickedly Ultra Slow Syndrome, also known as a WUSS in the professional world. The problem with being a WUSS is that I’m just like Maverick in Top Gun. Beside the good looks I constantly feel “the need…the need for speed!” So know that I know what the problem is, and knowing is half the battle, I need to find the answer. I know I must slow things done to avoid injury and actually increase the chances of meeting my goal time, but the question is how do you do that?
So, is there anybody that formerly suffered from being a WUSS that has solved this issue? How can I find the WUSS Anonymous group in my area?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!