Can we get faster by going slower? Occam’s razor and I say no.
Occam’s razor is the philosophic principle that suggests the best answer to any dilemma is always the simplest. That is, it seems pretty logical that you don’t run faster by, say, slowing to a walk. This hasn’t stopped people like Jeff Galloway from building a huge following by encouraging people to run-walk their way to fitness.
And I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that if all you want from running is to be fit.
But if you want to be fit and fast, which is a whole other thing altogether, you cannot allow yourself to become an intermittent walker. You must flee the whole business of walk-run workouts like Officer Rick and his comrades flee the dreaded “Walkers” on the AMC television show The Walking Dead. Read more >>