Walkers, Joggers, Runners!

I absolutely loved your comments in the Becoming a Runner post! This post is a spin off from those comments and questions, so thank you!

Guess what, guys? It's okay to walk while running

When I write workouts for beginner runners I always start out with running {I generally refer to it as jogging, it seems to cause less anxiety for people} for a short period of time and then let them walk for a short period of time.  For example, I am currently helping a co-worker train for a marathon in September. I asked him how long he could run {jog} without stopping. He said he was sure he could go for five minutes. So, the first workout I gave him was run for three minute, walk for one and then repeat for a total duration of 20 minutes. 

I was also sure to tell him the pace he went needed to be a pace where he could  hold a conversation. He may have laughed and said he couldn't hold a conversation while jogging at all. The point is this: it doesn't matter how slow it is, as long as it is running/jogging.

If you can only run for a block, start becoming a runner by going outside, running half a block, walking the other half and do so for 15-20 minutes. It is just that easy.

The next question I will address will be about how to breathe while running, so make sure to check back soon!


If you have any questions pertaining to running, please feel free to shoot an email to runaholic {at} gmail {dot} com or leave a comment and I will answer your question in a future blog post! I will also answer personal questions whether it be about training programs or whatever you heart desires. :)

To see the first installment of the Becoming a Runner series, please go here

I have a guest post up on From L&P to English Tea today regarding my success {or lack of it} with my New Year's Resolutions! Check it. :)

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