Always helps! I tried to be pedantic about it in foot O. To take a bit more time than I felt inclined to (felt I had), so by finish time, I'd be there sooner. Seems counter-intuitive.
Yes sir, you are so correct!
A little extra time looking and being careful has paid off. My biggest mistake is always thinking I have to be moving and read the map on the run ( or skiing)
My results gave always been surprisingly better when I slow down or even stop.