I Run/Walk My Marathons; Should My Goal Be to Run the Whole Way?

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Dear Dumb Runner,
I have completed two marathons employing the run/walk method. I base my split on time, not distance—i.e., run 30 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Should I make it a goal to run the whole way? Or is "run/walk" just as valid?—Kevin, Chicago

 

Dear Kevin,
Some people may scoff at your run/walk method, suggesting that you didn't really "run" a marathon, you don't take racing seriously, and so on.

Those people are assholes.

Congratulations on your marathons!

Yours,
Mark


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