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7/9/10 4:44 P

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Thanks for the tips and suggestions. Yes, I am planning on starting with my training run next Tuesday. It'll be especially good since I'll be recovering from the Oly Tri.

Looking forward to learning more about this method on this team. Thanks again!





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7/9/10 2:34 P

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Since you still have some training runs before your race, I would suggest that you practice using run/walk there. It doesn't hurt to use it in a race for the first time, but it's useful to experiment with it a bit in advance to find the best interval for you.

I swear by the gymboss, too!
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7/9/10 1:47 P

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I have the Marathon book and in his chapter on Walk Breaks he has this:

Q: If I've never tried the walk breaks in training runs, would you advise my taking them in the marathon?

A: Walk breaks will only help you. I've received hundreds of letters, faxes, emails, and calls from those who heard about the walk break concept the evening before a marathon and tried it the next day. Their response is very similar to this one.

Camy here: I also want to recommend the Gymboss. I forgot it on one of my runs once and rather than turn back to get it, I decided to push through and do intervals manually since I had my Garmin HR monitor.

I had one of my worst runs ever. I ran a little longer than I should have for my earlier intervals because I wasn't paying close enough attention to the time on my watch, and it made my legs fatigue faster near the end of the run.

Now I always use the Gymboss. It really makes a difference for me when I follow the intervals exactly. I have much more energy at the end of the run and end up running faster at the end of the run.

Granted, I'm only just at 9 miles on my training program, so I don't have a whole lot of experience. But I've been steadily gaining distance and speed each week thanks to this method and doing my intervals using the Gymboss.

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Love the Gymboss. Highly recommend.

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I don't want to give you advice on the training plan as I am not that educated on switching plans. I will however tout the Gymboss!!! I love mine (pink) and I don't leave home without it!! Its the only way (in my mind) to do ryn/walk.

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I have Jeff Galloway's HM book but hadn't been doing his plan, but A plan. I'm up to 9-10 miles on the long distant run and am doing the Chicago R & R Half Marathon Aug. 1st. I'm doing this in between two triathlons. The first is this Sunday, an olympic distance (run will be 6.2), so had to skip my long distance run this week.

My question is.... Has anyone had experience switching over to the run/walk plan three weeks from the race? My next triathlon, a sprint, fortunately...so 3.1 run, will be the following weekend, Aug. 8. I'm thinking the run/walk will help greatly with another race just a week away.

Also... Has anyone purchased Jeff's $19 gizmo to remind you when to walk and run? I've spent too much money already on races and equipment. So don't want to spend a lot on something I'm not even sure about.

Your thoughts....much appreciated!
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