Jeff Galloway Running Tips

Hello everyone! I was selected as a Jeff Galloway blogger and can’t wait to share some of his tips with you. I have had the opportunity to meet Jeff many times over the past few years and he is just the sweetest kindest man and I am thrilled to get to share some of his tips with you all.

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I am running the LA marathon next month and am slightly undertrained, so I will be using the run/walk/run method to make it through. I have found that my finish times are VERY similar from running straight through or using the run/walk/run method. I tend to run faster during the run portion when I know I will be getting a walk break!

See below for more tips:

-A well-paced run enhances vitality for the rest of the day. Start each run at least 30 seconds a mile slower than you will run at the end.

-If you have a Run Walk Run strategy that is right for you on that day, it’s possible to feel good after every run-even the marathon.

-Running is the best stress reliever I’ve found. Research shows that running tends to activate the conscious brain which over-rides the emotional subconscious brain and manages the negative and anxiety hormones during and after the run.

-Research shows that as runners get faster, their stride length shortens. A quicker cadence is the mechanical key to faster running.

-The finishing of a run that is longer than you’ve run in the last 3 weeks can bestow a sense of achievement that is unique and empowering-due to positive brain circuits that are turned on.

-You can’t run a long run too slowly or take too many walk breaks. You’ll get the same endurance based upon the distance covered.

Thanks for the tips Jeff! I will be sharing more with you all soon!

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Comments

  1. Joy Hargraves says:

    I was too!!! This is going to be so fun!!!

  2. Jeff Galloway is sooo nice in person! If I ever run another marathon I’ve decided I’ll use his run walk run method. Congrats Heather!

  3. Congrats on being selected as a Galloway blogger! If it weren’t for his run-walk method, I’m not sure that I would have completed as many races as I have.

  4. Jeff is the BEST. I’m using his method to help my son learn to run!

  5. I have never done the walk run thing but there are tons of girls in my running group that swear by it!!

  6. I used a 2 min run/:30 walk for the W&D, but recently switched to a 1 min run/:30 walk and have improved my pace on the run segments. I met Jeff at the 2014 Glass Princess expo and he was so nice!!

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