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Running Strategy


Just curious, does everyone go out and just run a certain distance straight through? For example, I do the run/walk method taught by Jeff Galloway in his book "Galloway's Book on Running." However, I have to admit that the reason I use this method is because I don't have the endurance built up to be able to run 3 miles straight through without stopping to walk. However, after reading his book I'll probably always integrate walking into my running since it seems to be a good method.

I hope my method is not considered cheating on our challenges... emoticon
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Re: Running Strategy


as long as your not pausing your workout when you walk, it shouldnt be a problem. I have never read his book, but i do run 5k (3.2 mi.) full through.

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Definitely not as evidenced by my 12 minute and 40 second mile pace. According to my iPod it took me about 37 + minutes to do 3 miles. I just realized that you could easily cheat by pausing the [sign in to see URL] sucks! No wonder some of these guys are posting such fast 5k and 10k times!
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Re: Running Strategy


So, in this book, the author recommends runners run, walk, run during their workouts? How is it split up?
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Re: Running Strategy


He actually suggests using whichever split that your body is telling you to use. He says if you feel yourself getting too fatigued or get your breathing out of whack to walk for a minute or two or ten (whatever you need to do).

He says that when people come to him wanting help in improving their best times for runs (5k, 10k, half, full, etc.), the first thing he tells them is to integrate "walk breaks" into their runs. He lists several case studies of people who he has helped improve their times using this method.

His argument is that by integrating "walk breaks" your body is able to maintain a faster pace when running and thus ultimately a faster time.
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Interesting theory, I can see how it would benefit at event such as Triathalons, you could plausibly use the method to working yourself up to running a full 5/10K at a faster pace.

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