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12/4/12 9:27 A

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I really didn't expect to be as sore as I am - it actually really got my IT band & one knee is still sore - but not as sore as running most likely. But it took quite a bit longer to walk it rather than run it - so more time on your feet - and for me was a faster than normal walking pace.

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12/3/12 11:19 P

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Wow, I never considered the ramifications of walking that kind of distance. But I am looking at a 5 Half Marathon in 5 States in 5 Days challenge for either March or September. (I may do it in March and if I like it, I can do it again in September.

They emphasize taking it slow. "No time limit!" They even have a special finishers medal for the last place finisher.

It's a gimmick for 50 Staters. 100 Race Challenges, and Fanatics and Maniacs. I realize. But I thought that just walking, what's the big deal? Now I am thinking, this may be a challenge I would need to actually train ... down? ... for.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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12/3/12 2:21 P

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I agree it's always more fun with a friend & I rarely get the opportunity!

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12/3/12 1:15 P

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How nice of you to walk with your friend. It's so good to have someone to do these events with, whether walking or running.

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12/3/12 10:27 A

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Oh can I relate...I find walking to be so much more difficult than running. Not too sure if that is because mentally I know that I can cover the same distance running versus walking. My running coach has me walking 90 minutes every Sunday and I have slowly learn to appreciate going slow.

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12/3/12 10:04 A

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Thanks! Yup, I'm a runner but we walked the whole thing . . . for me it was a fast pace & I'm almost as sore as if I ran! But fast for me is slow for most.

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12/3/12 9:09 A

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Hi JLITT62,

It depends on how fast your walk was. If you are primarily a runner and mainly walked this event, you were probably burning more fat than glycogen. (the more intense our exercise the more glycogen--or stored carbs--we burn) for fuel.

I would just eat normally.

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12/3/12 7:16 A

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So I did RnR Las Vegas with a spark buddy who was unfortunately battling injuries & we walked pretty much the entire thing.

I've really no idea how important it is to restock carbs after walking vs running . . . I ate far less during because I felt I wasn't working that hard: 1 GU right before we started, and about 8 honeystinger chews during . . . That was it.

I had about 3/4 bagel, lox & cream cheese after, 4 chocolate covered PB filled pretzels, 1 very small cookie & a banana afterwards.

Should I just return to normal eating today? Or do I still need some extra carbs?

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