Every runner will end up doing a walk run from time to time, for one reason or another, and there is nothing wrong with that. I do a walk/run for the first mile every time out. Some people employ the walk run method for the duration of every run, and that is their goal. I know people who’ve done many marathons using that strategy and had great success. On the other hand, for some people it’s a problem of motivation. While utilizing a walk to run strategy is a perfectly good method, most people seem to want to be able to run, non-stop, when they want to, but some struggle with being compelled to walk, and such is the case with Danielle H., a Mojo for Running Podcast listener. She asks Deb for suggestions of ways she can overcome the compulsion to stop and walk during races, and Coach Deb has plenty of ideas.
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