You really do not have to pick up your pace that much, if you have enough of will, determination, stamina and time to go at a slower speed towards your goal! Tortoise is a winner for those of you who would rather, for example, walk than jog. Of course, if you are one of the cases who prefers to speed up and run versus walk, it makes you a winner, as well: you’ll need less time to accomplish the same fitness goal as a walker. To give you an example: What you burn over 60 minutes of a brisk walk equals to what the runners would burn over about 27 minutes of a 10-minute-per-mile run. So, it is a win-win situation: The main thing is to DO IT, to go out and exercise. However, the speed is left to your discretion. In fact, make sure you exercise at the speed you like – this way, you will lessen your chances of dropping out of your program altogether due to performing activities you simply don’t enjoy that much! Stay Fit-Fit, as always, and keep me posted about your fitness endeavors!