I recently found a new podcast called “The Slow Runner’s Club” and listened to their episode called “Don’t Apologize for Being Slow”. My favorite part was where the host explained that there are more slow runners than elite and that we are the bread and butter of the economy of running. We buy more clothes, shoes, and gear and usually pay full price. We aren’t sponsored runners. We usually have decent jobs and have longer running periods in our life than the elites.
Don’t apologize for your pace or being slow.