A quick start might be the thing for you
Runners are warned against going off too fast because of the slowdown later on – but the strategy could be just the ticket for new or less-fit runners, suggests a study from Iowa State University, US. 2 Researchers split exercisers into two groups. One did a workout that started easy and gradually got harder; the other started tough and eased off, but the overall intensity was the same in each case. The decreasing-intensity group rated their enjoyment during and after the workout more highly and were more positive about how much they’d enjoy future workouts.