I just completed another half marathon today. That's number 5 for 2012.
People ask me, what should I do to become a runner. I think I would like to run a marathon too. I give them my best advice. "To become a runner ...
That's how I did it. When I started, I had no desire to be a runner. Me? A RUNNER? Are you nuts? I walked. A little at first, but more and lore and Is tarted to sprinkle in runs and ... well, it just happened.
And believe it or not, walking is better for you. No, you don't burn Calories at the same rate being a walker. In fact, running burns Calories about two and a half times faster. But running also puts you at risk for injury. Your joints take a real pounding when you hit the road or the treadmill. You risk a fall when you run. Walking is way gentler on you than running.
Is walking too boring for you? Here's a newsflash: I find marathon running incredibly boring. About mile 16 I just wish it was over already. Here's my analogy: I love baseball. But by the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader, I am sooo ready to go home.