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When you all do your long runs or any run..Do you run nonstop, or do you stop and pause/rest? If so do you pause your watch or just let the time keep going? Just wondering.

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  • I normally run nonstop, but if I stop for a few moments to get water or something, I pause the watch.

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  • I do 10 and 1's (run for ten minutes, walk for one) and I let my watch run throughout my walk break. I do 10 and 1's when I race, so it only makes sense to keep the watch going when I'm training. BUT, I do pause for traffic lights.

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  • I always pause the watch if I stop for traffic lights or refuel.

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  • I pause it when I stop for a traffic light or other barrier, but not when I walk -- I figure that's part of the overall workout...

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  • If the stop is out of my control (crossing road, etc.) then I pause, if not (walk break) I keep it going.

    Most running watches (Garmin definately) will auto pause for you if you stop moving, although I dont use this feature.

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  • I will stop the watch if I am timing a run and stop and want a precise time...otherwise, for most of my runs, I only stop it if I run into a friend, or want to take a few more moments to watch some animal or bird and wind up chatting for over a minute!!!!

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  • When I first started training I was prettly religous about running non-stop. Then I started running with a group that would stop for water for a minute or two every four miles. It didn't hurt my training at all.

    I have my GPS watch set to "autopause" when I walk or stop. This keeps me from feeling the urge to run into traffic instead of waiting for a light.

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  • I try to balance tracking my runs with some good data against not obsessing about it. In the past, I've paused my watch (or at least made the rest breaks a split), but lately I've thought that if I'm trying to progress toward improved race times, any breaks in longer races I run will of course add to my total time, so why not include those rest breaks in my training times?

    Especially if you track the rest times as splits....that way you have data both ways. You can look at the total run time or you can subtract out the splits if you want to see an actual average pace wile running.

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  • I run non stop unless stopped by traffic lights. At that point I pause my watch.

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