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Walk breaks

Joined: 15 Jan 2010
Posts: 8
Kentucky, United States
Posted: Wed 11 Aug 2010 12:06 am GMT   topTop
Can anyone tell me what kind of run/walk ratio they use for an ultra. Have read several different articles on the subject and there are many different ideas on this subject, all the info is confusing!
Joined: 10 Aug 2010
Posts: 3
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted: Wed 11 Aug 2010 04:20 pm GMT   topTop
Heck I think there are many options. I keep it simple -- throw in a walk before the body gets too stressed, walk for a short period but keep the walk at an easy pace so your body relaxes back to a natural state and then get on with the running again. Don't forget to stretch or massage out some soreness. Its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.
Joined: 28 Aug 2010
Posts: 4
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted: Sat 28 Aug 2010 04:52 am GMT   topTop
walk it out, just walk it out...it'll be allright
Joined: 20 Oct 2010
Posts: 4
Colorado, United States
Posted: Wed 20 Oct 2010 10:04 pm GMT   topTop
I do deep knee bends as well or squats, this helps the sarcomeres reach length again within the fibers. feels good and refreshes
Joined: 02 Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Texas, United States
Posted: Tue 02 Nov 2010 07:53 am GMT   topTop
I like to keep either a 20-25/5 min run/walk ratio. I alter it depending on how I'm feeling, but I try not to over/underdo it.
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Maine, United States
Posted: Thu 11 Nov 2010 03:58 pm GMT   topTop
I like the 20 minute to 5 minute ratio BUT if it is hilly (which most places where I run it is more often than not) I power walk all the steep hills and run the rest.

There is no point walking a downhill or running an uphill just because it is "time" to either run or walk.