Yesterday’s run was a quicker than expected 10km. Despite keeping my breathing down to a fairly regular Breathe two three, out two three kind of pace I ran it in 50 minutes or so. It was one of the first times I’ve run very far and kept my paces quite short, which I’ve heard means with each step you face less resistance and overall it’s less tiring than taking longer strides.
A useful analogy is the way a cyclist will change down to a lower gear when going uphill: more revolutions with less resistance is less tiring than fewer revolutions against more resistance. It’s called cadence and I mention it briefly at the end of this post that I wrote for work.