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5 Interesting Results from my Walk/Run Experiment

5 Interesting Results from my Walk/Run Experiment

How many of you read our 6 Reason Why the Walk/Run Method May Be For You blog with a little bit of skepticism? I know when I first started researching the idea, I approached it with quite a bit of doubt because the common sense of it told me, I’d run faster and longer if I rate at a slow, consistent rate. When I read up on the concept, I was somewhat swayed by the arguments but, truth be told, I really wasn’t sold. 

But, I’m one of those athletes that has been injury prone for most of my life; I tore my right hamstring in Middle School, training for the Regional Track meet (a little brag here, I had won the District Meet in the 400 meter dash); I then tore that same hamstring playing baseball the following year; and, to add insult to injury I then ruptured my Achilles Tendon playing basketball in my late 20’s. 

As I took up distance running as I got older, I tended to have calf strains primarily which seemed to happen later in my runs and, in particular, during my long runs. So, this research was about self-survival as a runner entering his 60’s but I determined the research was based on large groups of people and I wanted to know how it would impact ME! 


6 Blogs We Think You'll Like...

6 Blogs We Think You'll Like...

Here are 6 bloggers who we think you should follow; they all took up running for a variety of reasons, some took it up to challenge themselves as they approached middle age; some took it up to overcome life's challenges but the each bring a different perspective to running. Below each of the links, I've included a little about each blogger in their own words. 

5 Ways to Make Running a Lifelong Habit

5 Ways to Make Running a Lifelong Habit

If you want to become a runner, you have to build the habits demonstrated by most lifetime runners and I believe there are 5 habits that are absolutely necessary to turn someone from an every now and then runner to a lifetime runner. Learn more here...

How to Start Running Regularly

How to Start Running Regularly

Follow these 5 steps to making running a habit.