My Mom walked her first Half Marathon this past February and really enjoyed it! She chose the Rock n Roll race because of the live music every mile and cheer squads so she was quite entertained the entire way! I ran the race, then went back and walked her in the last 3 miles and it was one of the proudest moments seeing my Mom, age 71, cross that finish line! As Grassroots Ambassador for Rock n Roll St. Pete, I'm working with over 200 local Weight Watcher members who will be walking this race in February as their first Half. I found a Hal Higdon Walking training schedule and they've been following it!
Thanks for the green light to walk... I am learning to embrace run-walk intervals. I realize that incorporating walk intervals helps me recover (breathing, muscle soreness, etc) much faster and allows me to endure much longer.
My "13 in 2013" Completed Race Categories 5k/7k/8k/10k/1/2 marathon
We all know we have to walk before we run. But, did you know walking is okay even in a run event. In fact, many people walk the entire 5K, 10K, half marathon, even marathon. Whether I participate in a 5K or a marathon, I train and complete the event with run one minute, walk one minute intervals from the start.
If you or someone you know is interested in walking the event, the important thing is to get a training plan and stick with it, same as if you are running the entire event. Here is one training plan with lots of additional helpful information:
Finished: Walt Disney World Marathon, January 13, 2013. Finished: Disney Princess Half, February 2013 Finished: Orange Blossom Half and 5K, March 3, 2013 Finished: Divas Half, N Myrtle Beach, April 2013
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