>Running 101>just wanted to say hi
I'm about the same age as you are, and coming (again) back to running after falling from the bandwagon in early spring (too much work in the garden....)
I'm slow too... and that doesn't bother me anymore...
I'm running at a low HR, and I still see progression...
I've heard about chi running too, but at this moment I try to make the transition to barefoot running, and that means that I'm running exclusively barefoot now, and only very short distances....
Running in BelgiumAnn
Welcome, and don't ever worry about coming in last. You still finished ahead of everyone who didn't run.
Also, as you lose weight you'll speed up. Just keep it going.