How to Eliminate Walk breaks During your Run


Dmitry Mironov

Dmitry Mironov

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Good afternoon!

How can I start running without walk breaks?


Кульков Олег Сергеевич

Kulkov Oleg

Master of Sports of International class in track and field athletics, winner of the Zurich marathon, participant of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, multiple European Cup and Russian championships medalist, coach of the school “I Love Running”


First you should find the reasons why you have to use walk breaks. If I understand it right, it becomes difficult for you to continue running at a certain moment of your training and you switch to walking. If I’m right, transition to walking is reasonable absolutely. It is a good way to reduce heart rate and catch your breath (without short of breath you might feel at that moment).

Thus, in order to improve your functionality you should train according to run/walk approach. During running your heart rate should be up to 160 beats per minute but not higher, then you should switch to walk reducing your heart rate till 135-140 beats per minute. Then, you can return to running again. Following this rule properly you can limit your walk breaks and soon, completely eliminate them from your running.

One important moment: a heart rate monitor is required.

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