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WOLVERINEGAL Posts: 181
4/16/08 1:15 P

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Thank you so much for the ideas!

My long run is due up on Sunday (well Saturday but I'll be traveling) so I am going to try something out. Now that I have my Garmin it should be easy for me to plug in some alarms to keep me on track.

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4/16/08 12:15 P

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John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield have a walk program, a walk/run and a run/walk schedule in their book "Marathoning for Mortals." I highly recommend it -- fabulous read. I used their running schedule for my half marathon and plan to use the run marathon schedule for my November race.

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4/15/08 9:03 P

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I only have one race experience to share, but there were lots of run/walk combos. There was even one 80 year old man who was doing the race with his daughter, and they were doing 1 minute run to 1 minute walking.

I think whatever ratio is going to get you through this without adding to your injury, will be the right one for you.

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4/15/08 3:31 P

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I agree you have to listen to your own body. I also walk part of my run... I've worked up to doing my first full (1/2 mile flat and 1/2 downhill) mile in 9 minutes with no walking, but then I run/walk back up the hill - I'm getting faster each time I do it.

I had tried the c25k schedule, but found I actually run longer when I just listen to my body - typically when I go out, I only need to walk 30 sec intervals (except on the big hill) and my running intervals are getting longer. It is really a sense of accomplishment, when I'm going further, walking less in the same amount of time!


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WOLVERINEGAL Posts: 181
4/15/08 2:34 P

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thanks for the link, nancy!

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4/15/08 2:32 P

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(with our training group, the runners and walkers are together. honestly, i'm a really, really slow runner [i average 13.5 minute miles] so the walkers aren't that far behind me. they average about a 15 minute mile.)

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4/15/08 2:31 P

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(we don't walk when we do our mid-weekly runs. they aren't more than 5 miles - we all run it non-stop.

for our long saturday runs, we all do intervals [except for the one girl who runs the whole thing]. i started out doing 10/1 but in the hot weather, i needed a shorter run time. i'm doing 7/1 right now but i have a feeling as it gets hotter and hotter i'll probably do the actual marathon 6/1 with additional walk breaks at water stations.)

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4/15/08 2:26 P

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Daphne, you are very wise to follow your instinct and not push yourself beyond your limits. Check out the following link and see if this will give you some added insight.

Hope this helps!

HAPPY RUNNING/WALKING!
Nancy

www.marathonwalking.com/

WOLVERINEGAL Posts: 181
4/15/08 2:24 P

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Yeah I'm waiting to hear back from my mentor to see if he thinks I need to switch to the walking team or stay on the running team. We keep them separate, for some reason.

I started out training doing 10 min running/1 min walking. I should be able to go back to that fairly easily, though I'm more inclined to stick with just running for my short runs.

Thanks for the input!

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4/15/08 2:17 P

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(the girls i'm training with are all [with the exception of one] doing run/walk intervals. most of us started off doing 10 min run/1 min walk and we've all gone down to either 7 or 6 min run/1 min walk.

another friend of mine did 3 min run/2 min walk.

we also have a group of walkers who will be walking the marathon.)

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4/15/08 2:16 P

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DAPHNE05 I do a run/walk program. I use Jeff Galloway's training programs...which are pretty flexible. I am training for a 5K next weekend, and am going to sign up for a half marathon in Aug. I'm still tweaking my ratio, but I mostly listen to my body. I walk a lot the first half, and cut some of the walk breaks out in the second half (if there aren't a lot of up hills!)

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WOLVERINEGAL Posts: 181
4/15/08 2:11 P

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I have to switch my strategy for my upcoming first marathon. I simply don't have enough time left to train safely, and since I already have an injury I don't want to push it.

I haven't seen any actual run/walk training plans out there. I know that it's designed to be pretty flexible - Amby Burfoot mentions various combinations in this great article:

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,71
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But I wondered what your own strategies and techniques are. I'm planning on walking most of it (with "most" being up to debate right now).

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