Is Stopping to Walk OK?

If you are competitive, the short answer is no. However, you are not actually stopping, you are walking.  The tricky part is your head will tell you, “No. Walking is bad”, but the benefits to your training and racing program are strong as outlined below.   If you are a first time marathoner or an intermediate runner, we recommend the run/walk technique.  A walk/run program, especially when training, can:  

1. Delay fatigue

2. Prevent injury

3. Help you extend your mileage