Report I am running so slow... in Motivation and Support Posted September 18, 2015 Hi Steve, I'm a newbie, but I wanted to let you know I am running and walking at the same pace. I read that you should be able to talk while running and you should run the slowest pace you can. According to those rules, it sounds like you are pacing yourself correctly. All the advice I've seen on these boards say that faster speeds will come later. I say you should keep at your current pace. Cheers!