Can a Slow Start Help Win the Race?
At Kenyan and Ethiopian training camps for runners, athletes often start their daily run at a notoriously slow pace. Experts see a proper warm-up routine—which involves starting leisurely—as an important strategy for both enhancing performance and injury prevention. As is evident from marathon results around the world, Ethiopian and Kenyan runners often finish first, so the strategy seems to work.
Perhaps this is a good technique that can also apply to the base oils market. Suppliers typically see a significant pickup in demand as the lubricant spring production cycle gets underway. This year, however, activity has been lagging compared to the same period the previous year. But maybe it is the slow start to a great sprint.