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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something I love! Slow long distance, fast short sprint.

How did I start?
I ran for a minute, walked for two. The next week I ran for 2 minutes walked for 3. Finally I ran for 30 minutes.

What's the most important thing?
Shoes. Go to your local running store, run on the treadmill and get fitted for the right shoes for your feet, your gait. I always shop around for the cheapest pair, but get fitted first!

Anything you eat wont hit your system for at least 30 minutes. I have my own personal theory - 60 minutes or less no fuel. Over 60 minutes, fuel in the beginning and stop no less than 30 minutes before the end of your run.

It's a personal choice. 14+ I take a camel back and start drinking early! From the 1st mile on. If you feel thirsty, it's to late. 12 miles and under, I don't hydrate until I get back. It's just what works for me. We are all an experiment of one.

Walk as much as you want! UltraMarathoners are runners and they walk! So you can too. Push yourself, stretch often and enjoy the run.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PAPAMIKIE 12/9/2010 8:01AM

    I am a Chi Runner. Running is my first choice for cardio, I now bike a fair bit as well. I twisted my ankle at the beginning of Nov and blew away both my running goals for 2010. Running injury free and run 3000 km.

I am back running short distances and building towards the Resolution 10km Dec 31 2010 here in Ottawa. I will start my Half Marathon trianing early in the New Year. I am doing the half with my 14 year old grand son on the Ottawa Race weekend the end of May.

Good Running and be careful out there


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    Good advice - walk as much as you want. After nearly four years of running I'm finally learning that.

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RONAGAL 7/15/2010 10:10AM

    I'm a beginner runner, so this was great to read. Sometimes, I think that walking means I'm lazy or out of shape. I keep reminding myself that it's part of the process.

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