The Run-Walk Philosophy

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A lot of athletes think walking is to be avoided at any cost—but Coach Jim Vance says it can:

  • reduce training stress and training load
  • allow the body to recover and reduce injury risk
  • maintain aerobic maintenance without losing fitness (if done right), while reducing risk
  • allow you to train more consistently with better form—ultimately letting you run faster

In this video, from our 10 Weeks to Your Best 70.3 course, Coach Vance explains why he utilizes the run-walk method as part of long runs for even his most elite athletes.

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