Walking Pace Groups: 12 to 18
The L.A. LEGGERS are a walker-friendly club. In fact, about 20 percent of our members are walkers.
The walking groups go up in one-minute pace intervals: for example, from the 15 Walkers to the 16 Walkers.
Walking groups are based on running-clock pace — the overall pace from the time you start the walk until you finish, including traffic lights and breaks. This means that your actual walking pace may be faster than the number stated in your pace group’s name, especially during the last half of the walk.
L.A. LEGGERS walking groups: pacing guidelines
||You must be able to comfortably walk at least
||12:00 – 12:59
||13:00 – 13:59
||15:00 – 15:59
||16:00 – 16:59
||17:00 – 17:59
||18:00 – 18:59
Slower walkers (more than 15 minutes per mile)
If your walking pace is slower than 15 minutes per mile, you may want to carefully consider whether full marathons are right for you. The LA Marathon has a 6.5-hour course cut off, a time that you cannot meet. You may be asked to move to the sidewalk and obey traffic lights.
You may want to focus on half marathons that you can comfortably finish within the course time limits. The L.A. LEGGERS training schedule is designed with local half-marathons in mind. Enjoy the health benefits of training and the fun of race day, without the stress of trying to beat the clock.