Wow that really worked!

I reduced the run walk ratio and my speed actually increased. I know that, run walk is supposed in any cases to actually speed up times and that this is a well documented. It still feels counter intuitive and today it actually worked. I started off with a 5 minutes warm up and then went into 30 secs run 30 secs walk and it actually worked well. My legs felt less fatigued and i was able to continue at a faster speed in fact i got faster as i went along by a small amount. The was probably the best run i have done. still can't believe that it worked.

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  • that's great , always interesting to see what a difference walk/runs can make , as you say well documented, well done :D

  • I agree it seems counter intuitive I had my PB last week during a park run and I walked for 30 secs 3 times I felt like I cheated but got a brilliant time for me !! :)

  • I read your post and can understand why you feel you cheated. I would though suggest that run walk run is a recognised system for completing races and is used world wide for all sorts of running races including marathons and by highly experienced distance runners. Its just another option for getting over the line amongst a raft of ways to improve running and achieving goals. I like to try new things and new strategies and see what works for me. It might not for other people but i don't let that put me off.

  • Mm, I like walk run too and have got my best speed using a 60 sec run/ 30 sec walk pattern. Makes me feel I can go further without feeling completely wiped!

  • I did 16 KLm this week using a 30/30 sec ratio -- I was still "wiped out" at the end of it!! :) - 17 klm is the plan for this week!! :(

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