Our industry has become addicted to speed. We lack long-term thinking and deep reflection, yet many of the essential services in our lives – finance, mobility, communications, healthcare, welfare – are services that existed long before any of us were born and will be around long after we die. It’s a sobering an humbling thought and designing them requires care and humility. Now that designers are working in these spaces, it’s essential we avoid unintended consequences at an unprecedented social scale. Sprinting may be great during production, but nobody sprints a marathon without suffering terrible side-effects. This talk takes a stand against the sprinting metaphor and offers a different model for a more mindful, cadence in service design.