Being a little on the aged and heavy side, I sometimes use a run/walk approach instead of running the whole time, especially if I am feeling tired after work. I try to resist seeing run/walk as a ‘failed’ run, as it provides a good and satisfying workout in its own way. I usually run for 5 minutes and walk for one, and often find my average pace is the same as when I run all the way (presumably because I run the ‘run’ bits faster - and my average pace is only about 5mph, anyway).
What is your view on using run/walk at Chi Running? I can’t find any mention of this strategy in the book. Do you see run/walk as something I won’t need to do any more if I get proficient in Chi Running (I’ve only just read the book, so have hardly started yet). Or is it a strategy that will always have a place for people like me? And do you have any special advice for the ‘walk’ phase?