I am an FMS patient, and have walk-run three marathons so far. My condition really isn't too bad, though I have had flares that significantly hurt my training. I found that walk-run gave me the ability to go very long distances I couldn't do otherwise. I recommend Galloway's book "marathon" (I think that is right). Also, for you start out really easy. You want to ensure that your walk breaks allow you to recover from the running. You may want to start by running 1 minute and walking 3-4 minutes. Don't push your running, going at a nice slow pace will get you the same distance and the same endurance training. As you feel more comfortable, you can see what the best training is for you. Training for my first marathon I used a 2 min run/1 walk split, but did a 3/1 split in the actual marathon and the second. I then switched to a 4/1 split for the training for this fall and the mcm. If my hamstrings weren't sidelining me, I'd planned to switch to 5/1 training before Disney marathon in January. You just have to find what is right for you. I imagine you might overheat easily like I do. I take every opportunity to pour water over my head or use ice on my neck when they offer it in races. There are a few products that you can wet and tie around your head, and they stay wet. There is also a hand towel which I saw on the Today show, but haven't been able to find which feels cold and wet to the touch; I think it would be great to carry on runs. The other thing I strongly recommend is GOOD shoes and GOOD insoles. $20 insoles will do you a world of good. I also found that switching from good 'ole t-shirts, sweats to "real" running clothes, made to transfer sweat out, helped me control my body temperature better. Good Luck!!
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