Walking is one the most basic exercises, yet it’s productive and at times, very demanding. Just ask the PGA tour professionals.
Using walking in your marathon-training program is a huge advantage for many reasons.
- First, walking uses different muscles and biomechanics than running, which will aid in recovery.
- Second, it allows the mind to take a brief break, which provides a chance to regroup and start fresh again.
- Third, it is much easier to get a drink along the way or grab a quick snack when you’re not gasping for air. Make walking a part of your warm-up and cool-down every few miles, or at aid stations on your long runs. Your body will thank you.