From a Daily Kos' Diary by sheddhead. With before and after photos:
It's National Running Day!
"A year and a half ago, I could run NO WHERE. See, I weighed 400 pounds at 5 foot 6. ..."She started a program:
"This is a program where you start out by walking, then running a little, then walking, then running a little, ..."
From Tara Parker-Pope's New York Times' Well Blog on Monday:
Why Walk Breaks Help You Run
About 200 comments there, based on her full article in the NYTs Health Section Monday:
Better Running Through Walking
"I am more couch potato than runner. But not long ago, I decided to get myself into shape to run in the New York City Marathon, on Nov. 1, just 152 days from now. (Not that I’m counting.)Couch potato to marathoner in 152 days!
To train for my first marathon, I’m using the “run-walk” method, popularized by the distance coach Jeff Galloway, a member of the 1972 Olympic team. When I mentioned this to a colleague who runs, she snickered — a common reaction among purists."