Switching between running and walking is a very great way to work towards running longer distances and times. There are several programs that are based on that same concept (Jeff Galloway and Couch 2 5K are a couple). You are getting a great workout! Keep it up!
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Nice work so far! I like doing intervals because it keeps me mentally engaged more than just going at a steady state. In order to work up to running, take a look at a couch 2 5k program (free on SP or free online). You're on the right track but it might add a little more structure to your workouts.
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33 10/15/13 4:51 P
I have been walking at 3.5 on the treadmill for 3 min and then jogging at 4.5 for 2 min for a total of 20 min. I was wondering if it is better to walk steady for 30 min or am I getting just as good of a workout alternating for only 20min. I feel great afterwards though my legs feel like jelly but I am hoping to be able to run for 30 min straight one day.
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