Rhonda Crecelius ran: Had to get it going a...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:30 time
  • 11:12 pace
  • 370 calories
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alright RUN 08/30/12 08:23 AM 2.68 mi 00:30 11:12 pace

Had to get it going again after knee problem. I'm totally unprepared for Sunday's half - but I'll run as much as I can and walk the rest. Anyone have recommendations regarding- should I walk half and run half or do the run 30 mins, walk 30 mins, until I finish? I can't decide my strategy. I can run for an hour - but that's my limit right now.

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Good work getting in a l'il something today! I'm not well-versed on run/walk strategies, but I'd venture you'll enjoy the experience more if you don't wait until there is pain to walk, thus run for 30 and walk for a few mins and repeating til done, or something like that would make sense to me. Good luck!

    over 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Rhonda C.
    Rhonda C.

    Thanks Steve - that's good advice. I appreciate you taking the time to help me - good info from someone as experienced as you!

    over 5 years ago Like

  • Ashleigh W.
    Ashleigh W.

    Good job! My walk/run ratio is 4:1 for the whole race. Have a blast at the RnR! I probably won't see you, but hey maybe I will afterwards somewhere! :-D Good luck!

    over 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve R J.
    Steve R J.

    Rhonda, it's all about finishing. Walking is a good strategy and I think it works best if you do regular intervals like walking a minute each mile or walking a set period at each water stop. That gives you the ability to finish the race at a run. Take care of yourself and best of luck on the race. You CAN do it!

    over 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Kim S.
    Kim S.

    Well, I'm a little late but Jeff Galloway has several different plans on his website that you might find helpful. How did it go yesterday? The weather was horrible.

    over 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Rhonda C.
    Rhonda C.

    Thanks Ashleigh, Steve and Kim! Thanks so much for the advice and encouragement - it means a lot! Kim, it was so humid, I'm just happy the sun was rarely out. The few times it did peek out it was HOT! I didn't do very well because I walked a lot (too much). I ended up doing the walk/run ratio and I felt great. I walked even when I wasn't necessarily ready b/c I wanted to sustain that throughout the race. After mile 8, I began to have some real knee pain, so I walked much more than planned.

    over 5 years ago Like