I just read this article, on the merits of slow, easy gains and progress over achievement. I think it makes some great points that match up with the same conclusions I’ve come to, with regard to not only exercise but lots of other things in life. Always a good reminder, so I thought I would share!
The bullet points are that slow gains add up quick, help you handle greater intensity later on, foster recovery, and promote long-term, consistent progress (and/or, I would add, habits!) over going hard but then hitting a wall or giving up.