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The Important Difference Between Walking and Running

Walkers always have at least one foot on the ground. They are never airborne.

Runners are completely airborne between toe-off and foot-strike. That makes
running a kind of alternate leg jumping.

There is no more difficult exercise than continuous jumping. Think about how
difficult it is to skip rope or to do jumping jacks or to hop in place for minutes at a

That’s why poor decision-making about speed and distance can make running so

Running is jumping. Follow that path to a world of insights.

Phil Clark

Phil is the proud founder, owner, and manager of The Training Station, Philly's Award Winning Gym, and Run Shoe Store, known for it's premium sneaker fittings.