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Beginner Running Program Question

by Peter
(USA)

What exactly do you mean in your running plan for beginners by, say, 2 x 5 minute walk, 2 min run?

I am a beginning runner and was looking at your running training programs. The 2 x 5 minute walk, is that then ten minutes of walking, then two minutes of running?





Or 5 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running and then another 5 minutes of walking?

Any help with that would be appreciated, so I know exactly what I am supposed to do. I want to do the proper thing.
Thanks so much in advance.


Answer by Dominique:

Peter,
Thanks for your question.
The running programs for beginners are run/walk programs. They aim to alternate running and walking.

When the running program says 2 x 5 minutes walk, 2 minutes running, then this means for you:

5 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, then 5 minutes running.

Happy to see you are using one of my beginner running programs.
I hope it helps to get you fitter and healthier and hope it is the start of a life of running for you.

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Dominique

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Aug 18, 2008
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Confused?
by: rUSSELL

I'm not sure if I've read this right. I thought it meant

walk 5 minutes - run 2 minutes - walk 5 minutes

Did I read this wrong or is your answer a typo?

Aug 23, 2008
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You are right....
by: Dominique

Yes Russell,
That was a small typo.
Of course I meant it the other way around.
Thanks for picking that up.
Cheers,
Dominique (website owner)

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