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5/19/13 1:40 P

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Thanks for the link. Of course, there's a lot of stuff the Kenyans do that I can't copy because of the constraints of earning a living as an office worker in the first world, but one thing jumped out at me:

"Most training runs in Kenya start at the pace of a stumbling jog "

For whatever reason, the term "stumbling jog" made sense to me in my effort to learn to run slower. And I really, really need to learn to run slower if I'm ever going to stretch my distance to half marathon length.

I now have two runs under my belt with average pace a minute per mile slower than I would naturally run. They're both short runs by half marathon training standards (3.66 and 4.30 miles), but it's a start.


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5/18/13 7:22 P

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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

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5/15/13 1:34 A

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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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5/13/13 6:32 A

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Very interesting.... thanks for posting!

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5/12/13 8:53 P

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Great article!

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5/12/13 1:00 P

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Good article! Thanks for sharing.


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5/12/13 12:48 P

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I found this and thought I'd share. I found the point about rest days interesting.

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