Friday Open Thread: How fast is 'fast'? How slow is 'slow'?

In her own newsletter earlier this week, Hollie Sick wrote about the differences between how running and runners are depicted on social media and those of us who run in the “real world.”

👉 Key quote: “If social media was all you knew, you might assume that everyone is training to break 3 hours in a marathon OR that a 12-minute mile is ‘slow.’ It's not."

This sparked a conversation I had over email with one of our subscribers, as it hits at an insecurity I feel in myself too — I’m not nearly as fast as some of the runners I see in the media. But how fast is “fast”? How slow is “slow”? I have no idea, to be honest. What do you think?

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