Walking faster than running?

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Walking faster than running?

Postby MusicL22 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:58 pm

Does anyone else here find they can walk faster than they can run? I have no problem walking fast but I've never been able to actually run fast and trying to I just stomp my feet everytime.

I thought it was down to being unfit or something when I was younger or eating sweets but other kids never seemed to struggle. Everyone else I know seems to run without stomping as well. It wasn't because of being unfit, as I am healthy enough.

I am interested to here other stories. I have read it is possible for dyspraxics to not run very fast you see so I thought I'd say something about it.

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Re: Walking faster than running?

Postby Tom fod » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:59 pm

I tend to avoid running as it increases the risk of my falling over. I do walk at quite a fast pace and I would say I'm pretty heavy footed. One indicator/example is 'flaps arms when running'. I must admit that I doubt my arms are in sync with my legs when I try to run.

With a foot full of bullets I tried to run faster but I just hobbled on to the next disaster.
(from Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Foot Full of Bullets)

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Re: Walking faster than running?

Postby lubellasquee » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 pm

I do find this, I also get more worn out running than others.
I can’t run for a while anyway because I sprained my ankle when I fell in the street (weirdly enough not through running)

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