28 Aug '16, 9am

Pace is not as sexy as speed, but mastering it lets us do great things.

Pace is not as sexy as speed, but mastering it lets us do great things.

In a story as old as Aesop, he started fast and powerfully, I caught him before mile one, and he failed to finish. The race won me respect from him and some peace in homeroom, but it didn’t change our pecking order in the athletic food chain of high school. That’s because speed is sexy. Make no mistake: It is the muscular, fast-moving predator that will draw the most attention. Pace is more difficult to appreciate. To notice the power of pace, you have to pay attention for a long time—longer than most attention spans. And while being a master of pace did not get me a prom date, I gained far more by becoming a distance runner. I got a super power: the ability to control and use time. In truth, I have no more actual control over time than anyone else. I cannot stop it, slow it, save it, or kill it. I can, however, control my perception of it. And it is how we react to time t...

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