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Will running be my salvation?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 22:41
Well done Cheshire stick at it. I lost five and a half stone through running and eating sensibly. I've always struggled with my weight and I could (should) lose a couple more stone. Build up slowly and enjoy seeing your progress. Take delight in the small, daily achievements as well as looking forward to your 10K goal.

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 22:35
Ooh thanks SP - looks great!

Post viral syndrome

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 21:05
Wescat, hope you do start to feel better soon. I had post viral fatigue earlier this year and I was unable to exercise for about 4 months. Walking across the road to buy a pint of milk at the corner shop wiped me out for the day. But it did get better. Slowly. It was about 6 months before I could run and even now I'm only on about half the weekly mileage I was doing good this time last year. Hang on in there - it will get better but please be kind to yourself and be patient with yourself

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 22:10
Thanks Booktrunk

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:57
Thanks senidM and thanks again msthschick

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 07:36
Thanks Just Run. I've completed 2 marathons and ran every step of the way. My 3rd marathon was Snowdonia and I had to run - walk the final killer hill (apparently most people are forced to walk at that point!). I'm working towards my first ultra next summer and I'm sure I'm going to have to build in walk breaks. It's a question of whether I end up using a more structured, planned approach from the start or just walking when I feel like it. Based on my Snowdonia Marathon experience it seems psychologically better to have a plan. Plenty of others around me just walked that last hill and it gave me a bit of a boost to be overtaking people. But I wonder if I'd have been better off run walking from the start not from the 23 mile mark. Guess I will have to give it a go next year and find out!

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:25

Thanks mathschick, that's helpful

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:06

Hi All,

I'm not a beginner runner as such but I'm posting this here because I don't want to be ridiculed elsewhere for mentioning the "walk" word .  I'm interested in hearing from anyone who uses the Run Walk Run method by Jeff Galloway as I'm probably going to need to embrace some form or run-walk strategy for some of the races I've got in mind for next year.  So, does it reduce injuries, make recovery easier and also give a similar finish time?  My only experience to date is doing a 5K with 1 min hard effort, 1 min walk and discovering that I could get round my usual 5K route faster than just running.  But, I'm not convinced that it prevents injuries - it felt more like speedwork in disguise for me!

Any thoughts?


wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:22

Kazheaney - which dates are you doing?  The one starting on the Friday or the Saturday?  I'm glad to know there's someone else here who's doing it as their first ultra.  I am the world's slowest runner so hoping I'll make it back to camp each night before dark!

Shwmae Seren I remember you from some of the marathon threads when I was just starting out.  Nice to see someone I "know" over here.  

Dragon's Back 2015

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:03

Wow!  That looks like my dream race!  Certainly something to aim towards in the future.  I'm impressed - well done

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Does it reduce injuries? 
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Do I need water with them? 
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