Reply To: Run walk intervals


Thank you for sending along the run:walk link.  The more you understand why it’s recommended and what it can do for you, the more inclined you will be to practice it and then use it come race day.  🙂

As for the interval, as we discussed at the seminar, it’s all about the ‘purpose.’  Most athletes aren’t able to fully recover their HR in 30 seconds.  Thus this is why most ratios include a 1 minute walk (or more).  That said, the beauty of the run:walk is that it’s scalable and you will be scaling it come race day.  Thus this is why the most important thing is that you practice, practice, practice!  You better get over that ego quickly! 🙂


Great discussion David!