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Run/walk experiment No. 5: 4 minutes faster on a 5-miler

I figured my pattern of faster times using a 4:1 run/walk ratio would disappear below the 7-mile mark. Not so. My time over 4 laps (5 miles) at the Ossian trail doing a regular run was  54:42:03. Walking every fifth … Continue reading

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Run/walk experiment #4: 13 minutes faster on a 15-miler

I can’t say I enjoyed the run/walk version of this course nearly as much as the previous week’s “long slow run.” There’s just something relaxing and meditative about going out for a long run that can’t be replicated when you’re … Continue reading

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‘Marathon Maniac’ mom masters balancing act

How do you run 5 marathons a year while working full-time, studying for a master’s and being a mom to two kids under age 5? April Birts may not be the fastest runner in her age group, but when it … Continue reading

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Galloway method calms wind worries

I’m developing a love-hate relationship with the run/walk method, but I do think whether or not I ever use it in a race I’m going to make room for it in my repertoire because there are times when it helps … Continue reading

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Could walking cut an HOUR off my marathon time?

I know it sounds crazy, but here’s my thinking: Because I really wanted to avoid walking in my first marathon, yet wanted to make sure I had the stamina to finish, I jogged at my very slowest pace – 12:35 … Continue reading

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