31 Oct '16, 7pm

This 17-time marathoner tried run-walking a race. Here's what happened

This 17-time marathoner tried run-walking a race. Here's what happened

This hypothetical person is likely using the run-walk method, a training and racing technique popularized by Olympian and running coach Jeff Galloway . The run-walk method involves running for a predetermined length of time, taking a planned walk break, and repeating. The purpose of the walk break is to reduce stress on the body and mind. The run-walk method is often associated with beginners, but more experienced runners can (and do) use it. I encountered my first run-walker in the final miles of the 2011 Disney Princess Half Marathon. I ran a PR (at the time) of 1:41:48, and the run-walker finished right on my heels. The leap-frogging irritated me at the time, but I was definitely intrigued. After a string of bad marathons, this method made me even more curious. Maybe walk breaks during a marathon could help me take in and digest midrun fuel (a big problem for me), which...

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