The run-walk method is nothing new to running, and a lot of its notoriety can be credited to legendary running coach Jeff Galloway. However, I struggled to find scientific reasoning behind the run-walk method as well as any data on runners going under 3 hours using this method. Personally, I have successfully used the run-walk method to run a 2:45 marathon and 8hr 38min 100km. What is Run-Walk? The method works as the name suggests, you run for a period then walk for a short period to recover and delay the onset of fatigue. The theory suggests that you’ll be able to run faster at the end of the race and thus have faster overall finishing time compared to if you had tried to run the whole time and were forced slow down at the end due to fatigue. The Science of Run-Walk The Brain Running requires the brain to send neurological impulses to the muscles that are needed to propel you forward in a running motion. Both these neurological signals and the muscles they activate can become
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I'm trying to stay as lightweight as possible for the 2020 Tarawera Ultra. The easiest way to cut down on excess weight is by minimising the amount of unnecessary water you carry. For the Tarawera Ultra, I'll use three different pieces of kit to ensure I'm staying lightweight, but also have enough water as the day goes on. My gear list on Amazon.