Episode 18 Podcast — Two Halves, One Week — Air Force and Run with the

In Episode 18 of the WALK Magazine Podcast, my friend Deb and I talk about doing two half marathons in one week — again.

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Air Force Marathon. Because this is the only marathon I have ever entered, it’s special to me and I wanted to be there for the celebration even if I don’t do full marathons any more.

The Adams County Run with the Amish Half Marathon was so fun last year, we wanted to do it again the next week. (Plus we heard a rumor the race would not be held in 2017, so this might be our last chance.) Not only are the medals and finisher awards unique, this race gives equal prizes to fast walkers. I seriously wanted to win one of the great walker prizes.

In this episode we discuss the races, how we trained, how the weather affected our training and the race days, and how this year’s races were so different from last year’s races.


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2 Responses to Episode 18 Podcast — Two Halves, One Week — Air Force and Run with the

  1. Jerrell Messenger says:

    Want to submit to a Walking Magazine for a year.
    Since Retired want to start my personal walking program in losing weight, lower high blood pressure, chlor, and beginning at border line as diabetic.

    • Cindi says:

      Hi Jerrell,
      Unfortunately, the print WALK Magazine folded several years ago.
      That said, there are several things you can do. 1) Start walking a little bit, maybe 15 mins, 3 to 5 days a week. The next week, either increase the number of days, or increase the number of minutes per day. Gradually increase the number of minutes you walk each week.

      Before you know it, you will be walking 30 min to an hour every day. At that point you can decide if you want to increase time or distance: either walk farther at the same pace, or walk faster for the same amount of time.

      Let me know if you want more advice.