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9/9/11 8:10 P

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What constitutes walking for one person and running for another is always up for debate. There are some generally accepted qualifiers, though, such as 6 mph (10-minute mile) is considered a running pace, while 4 mph (15-min mile) is considered a walking pace.

However, I know someone, not a racewalker, who walks a 10-minute mile, and plenty of runners who are in the 12- to 15-minute mile range. A lot of this depends upon age, weight and stride; and other factors like fitness level, efficiency and oxygenation.

So, if you're moving at a pace that makes you feel like you're running, then you're running.

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Whenever I was logging my fitness minutes after "running", the pace/speed I entered at the Sparkpeople tracker was always recorded as "walking". I found that discouraging.... True, most people walk faster than I run, since I'm very short. But I was not "walking".....

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"Running" is all relative. Someone's walk pace could be another's run, and that's okay. The important thing to remember is that you're out there moving your body.

We like to "move it, move it!"

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Someone on SP said a week or so ago "even if you're only slowly walking, you're still lapping those sitting on the couch." Everybody has to start somewhere . . . just focus on your horizon and take one step at a time.

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Welcome to the group.

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Hello and welcome.

A wise person once told me that there are no 'fake' runners. Even when we're slow and fat, we're still REAL runners. I found that to be encouraging since there are lots of people who walk faster than I run, but I still keep at it.


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Hello, there:

Slow and fat runner? That's me! But I surely LOVE running (well, it is too slow to be called "running" right now.....). You have been inspiring for me. Thanks! Hope to keep up!

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