How Running Saves Lives: The Story of Dickie Longo
A Man for Our Times as Told by Sue Oaks
Beginners Walk/Run Program
This program was designed by Dickie Longo, an 83 year old everyday runner who runs a race every weekend. He has been running for 70 years.
2 DAYS - Walk Around Block
2 DAYS - Walk Around 2 Blocks
2 DAYS - Walk Down Block, Slow Run The End, Walk Down Other Side, Run End.
2 DAYS - Run Down Block, Walk End, Run Down Other Side, Walk End.
1 DAY - Run Around Block To Standing Ovation Of Neighbors.
2 DAYS - Run Around 2 Blocks
3 DAYS - Run Around 3 Blocks
3 DAYS - Run Around 4 Blocks - HALF MILE
Continue increasing number of blocks until you run a mile. ALL RUNS AT SLOW PACE. At this point when advancing toward 5k distance you can start the run/walk method if you want to. RUN for 5 minutes, then WALK BRISKLY for 1 minute, and contiue this sequence for the 5k distance of 3.1 miles. Goal is to run a slow 5k when you feel comfortable with your progress.
See you at the next 5k race. We will run it together.