Help me run slower
April 27, 2012 9:26 AM Subscribe
Are there any tools or apps or techniques to improve the consistency of my running pace? I run too fast for my own good.
posted by smackfu to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My problem: When I run with a good partner or on the treadmill, I run slower (10-11 min mile) and can get a much longer distance without needing a break. When I run alone, my "natural speed" seems to be faster (not really fast, like 8 min miles) and I get out of breath and end up walking. So I would prefer to run slower than I am.
Is there anything other than a well paced partner that helps with this? Ideally it would be something similar to those heart monitors that say "slow down, your heart rate is too high", but for pace. I have Nike+ with the foot thingie and the iPhone Nike+ app which uses GPS, but I don't think either one does this... they'll just announce your pace when you press a button.