I had an inspired moment today. I walk for fitness and decided today to add intervals of pumping my arms like a race walker. So I can still walk while protecting my knees and toes, but increase in intervals for a fuller work out.
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I knew I couldn't run far to start. I asked at the running outfitter in my area if there was a tool that would help me walk/run in intervals consistently. This is a WONDERFUL tool. I can set it to walk 1 min/run 2 min or whatever interval I want! Try it out if you need to be "kept honest"! 211
With running/walking intervals, I create a play list for my ipod specific for that week/interval in the training plan. That way, I don't have to carry my smartphone with a timer on it or buy a watch that's big enough to see while running. I change pace when the music changes. I even include a tune for a cool-down.
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