I don't think a different workout is needed for shorter folks. I'm 5'1", a pipsqueak, but I can walk 4.0 mph on the treadmill with no difficulty. Your fitness level and ability also play a part in how well you can run. I used to find 5 - 5.5 mph really fast last year. Now, it's a steady, manageable pace that I can maintain for over a mile.
That said, since taller folks have the longer strides, they have an advantage. But there are also plenty of tall people who'd still have a hard time walking at 4.0 mph.
- 7/24/2008 3:34:29 PM