It's Good To Walk

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09/04/2003 at 10:54
Yep it is good to walk.
We went for a long walk on sunday about 13 miles up hill and down again in the Peak District. Damn good exercise both for the legs and heart and got to be good running training.

Whatever is best for you Joanna !
04/05/2003 at 19:52
After many dissappointing runs recently tried RW for 8 miles in 1.30 mins . Delighted and not over tired, this has encouraged me to attempt much longer runs, as previously struggled to go beyond 5 miles in continuous running.
04/05/2003 at 21:59
Well, I did actually run the whole way, the last half I took part in. Came home 5 minutes slower than the previous one, in which I walked every mile for a minute! Make of that what you will.

Run-walking got me past the six mile barrier, the eight mile barrier, and gets my confidence back each time it is wrecked by my efforts to run continuously. It is the best I can do, and I am ridiculously proud of it.

When I first wore a number on my front, and took part in a race, I was on sticks, couldn't walk without them. During that fortnight, the runners I was travelling with made me feel absolutely welcome to share their road with them, even wasted their breath to cheer me on as they came racing past.

I owe those wonderful runners a debt of gratitude I will never forget.

Of course I understand there are other runners, who think that I shouldn't be there.

They are the losers, not me.
19/06/2003 at 20:27
I was very impressed with run walk but when I ran with my running group several weeks later found it impossible to keep up. I am struggling to regain my former distances for continious running.I will keep run walk for only one of my sessions each week. Have others found similiar problems?
20/06/2003 at 00:06
Apples and pears

I love walking - wether it be walking to work (4 miles along along the R.Taff), treking (eg 5 long trips to Iran in the past decade - still so much to see there) or just hill walking or scrambling in Wales or other parts of the UK.

I've always walked.

Something to do with my odd up-bringing - eg walking 3 miles to and from school every day, being give the right to roam from about age 6 onwards - plus the fact that my dad, brother, uncles etc have always refused to learn how to drive. My cousin detailed this in her column in the Independant last year, and caused much amusement + embaresment (sp !).

I'm fairly new to running and have quickly become obsessed with it. HOWEVER this is a very different activity best not confused with walking.

Walking is everything that running is'nt ; timeless, thoughtful, reflective, aesthetic.

Running is everything that walking is'nt - speed, time, endorphins (well - sometimes !), mind cleansing, the need to burn...

If I have to walk when I run I regard it as a failure. I'd rather gradually build up the mileage...

...and if I feel OK after my run, take the kids for a nice long walk !
20/06/2003 at 00:09
No OFT

Some runners get all those felongs you describe when walking

And walking breaks have helped some achieve good times in longdistance

or let then get round at all(me)


Dont know if we should separate them, though i log them separately on training still
21/06/2003 at 10:24
Hi Benz !

Your right, but so am I !!!!!!!!

At least about me anyway...

My views about my own walking and running, and the feelings and motivation for, are very much how I've described them.

Another case maybe of 'Odd Father Tim'..

Am jealous of others



21/06/2003 at 10:36
Further explanation maybe required

Case study 1.

Had I set-out to run-walk FLM am sure I'd also gone faster. No pit-stops in Dockland for an on-the-spot arthroscopy etc.

I'd have also probably not needed two months of physio/recovery. However, as much as it hurts to admit, something broke at m17 and I had to walk/hobblt the rest of the way. In hindight, I should have ended the run there and then

In short, I did a first marathon this year but cannot say that I ran it (grrr).


Case Study 2.

I jogged last night along the Taff River/Canal. This after a hot but odly interesting day learning about 'econutrition' and Public Health Crete style

(watch out Welsh People - its going to be 9 items of fruit/veg/wildherbs a day if these people get there way !). Thankfully, no plans to erradicate jaff cakes (phew..)

In short, a great run. Happy.


Case Study 3.

Tonight, plans are for a walk up Pen-y-Van to watch the sunset and, maybe, sacrifice a small child or two this being the solstice, Druid Land etc.

In short, act like a hippy. No need or plans to run.


Apples and pears (stands back and awaits to be flamed...)


Or, as Khayam said....

"The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on
Nor all your energy nor wit shall lure it back
To cancel half a word"

(Applies to just about everything I post on this forum !!!!!!!!!)

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