Magazine article Work & Family Life

How the Run/walk Approach Builds Endurance

Magazine article Work & Family Life

How the Run/walk Approach Builds Endurance

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Hybrid run/walk programs have become increasingly popular with experienced walkers and runners. It's an alternative that helps build endurance as well as add variety to your workout.

If you're a runner

Walking breaks will allow you to run longer before exhaustion sets in. In fact, run/walk is a well-- established type of "interval training" to build speed and fitness.

Adding some walking to your running regimen reduces stress on joints and lowers your risk of injury. After an injury, physical therapists suggest run/walk as a way to get back into your workouts-starting with an emphasis on walking.

Experienced runners use many variations: 9 minutes of running with a minute of walking. Or 4 minutes of running and a minute of walking. Or simply alternating 2 minutes of each. …

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