When I suggest an athlete walk for cross training or an injured runner walk in lieu of a run, they typically respond with a furrowed brow and the stink eye. I get it. For most runners, walking is akin to quitting; it feels like a failure. It certainly doesn’t come with the same post workout Serotonin high, but hear me out.
Walking has many benefits for runners including improved recovery between workouts, which enhances the next day’s performance. Walking can also be used as an alternative to running for injured athletes, or as a strategy to return to sport. Read the full article on the CoachAmyPT blog to learn how to take advantage of the “power of the walk” not just for your run health, but for your mind and soul.