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3/4/12 2:12 P

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I ran and walk when I was too tire. It depends on how you feel. I suggest walking to take breaks but if you can run the whole time, that is great. Let me know how it goes. I trained with the Leukemia and Lymphoma SOciety, Team in Training and the support was great. I was training for the full-marathon but I got injured running the 20 miles and I was lucky that I was able to run-walk the half marathon. I struggled to finish at a lower pace than the one I trained. I was very disappointed at the time but what matter it that I finished even when I was limping. That was about 2 and a half years ago. Good luck!

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3/2/12 6:49 P

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Thank you!! Sorry about your knee injury, hopefully it heals soon!

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3/2/12 5:51 P

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I seen you got some good responses on another team page. Good luck on your venture. I can't offer any suggestions; just as I was preparing to move from 5ks to 10ks, I had the misfortune of a knee injury. I'm starting back up now, but for me it's all about moving the body and having a great time---time just doesn't factor in with me. Again, good luck on your training.

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3/2/12 2:22 P

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Question, How did you work up your miles, did you do the run/walk or did you just run the entire time? I ask because...I am unsure what I want to do for my half training! When I first started running last June, I did a walk/run program- and I enjoyed it, but at that time my goal was just to be able to run about an hour and not stop. When I first started I could only run for a minute or two! That program worked great, in fact I quickly moved up and skipped "levels", since I was already in decent shape so I ended up sort of making my own program to fit my needs/level. Since last September, I've been running anywhere from 3-6 miles consistently on each run, I usually run 3x a week, but with winter it's been more like twice a week and my longer run is more like 4-5 miles with an occasional 6 when the weather is nice. Today I just did 6.9!

BUT, now that I have a half marathon coming up in October, I'm unsure now what to do for my long runs, I've read a lot of info that recommends doing the run/walk. But, I worry that if I start inserting walking breaks my body will get used to that...and then have to wean off them- I want to be able to run the entire 13 miles. The main reason I am debating is that I can keep a decent pace about 11 1/2 min mile (which is good for me, lol) going say up to 7 miles. But I am pretty sure I could not keep it up any longer miles-wise. I usually end my 5-6-7 mile runs like I want to DIE. I read in a Galloway book that adding the walking breaks gives you extra stamina to reach the higher miles and you should finish a run like you could go for LONGER. Anyway, I am unsure, do I lower my pace and insert some walk breaks to get up my miles? Or do you think I should just keep only running as long as I can?

Thanks for any feedback!

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