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Old 02-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #7
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Well, what's wrong with walking fast? I simply do not understand why people jump to running so quickly when it is so hard on the body with lots of extra weight and walking fast can take you into the same aerobic zone?

I've been walking as part of my exercise regime (when the weather cooperates) for 2 years. I can walk sub 14 minute miles (first mile is usually a bit over 14 minute miles, 2nd and 3rd are under 14 minute miles and if I want to do more, I slow down bit by bit on the 4th mile to cool down).

When I'm walking under sub 14 minute miles, my heartrate is around 155-165 (depending on hills or not).

I will only start running when I can no longer walk fast enough to get my heart rate high.

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