You don’t need speed to experience contentment or even a little exhilaration through running. Since 2005 I have written a blog (Running Matters) trying to understand how this could be. It wanders off topic but primarily it is about the experiences of being a slow, ageing recreational runner.
Last year though my enthusiasm dipped and I stopped posting mid way through. But 2014 is a new beginning; the trainers will be put back on and I will start writing again.