Hello friends! I have some exciting news to share with you today. I have been selected to be a part of the Jeff Galloway Blogger Program., which means that I will be able to share a wealth of training tips and motivation from an amazing runner. Not only is he an Olympian and the official runDisney training consultant but is also an amazing person and is a wealth of knowledge. I have had the pleasure of meeting Jeff on several occasions and each time I have learned something new.
When I first started running, I was under the impression that I needed to able to run without stopping if I was going to be called a “runner”. As I started training for my first half marathon, I became more and more discouraged with myself because I wasn’t able to run the entire distance on my training plan. I felt like I wasn’t able to truly myself a “runner”. Then I met one of my best running buddies and she introduced me to Jeff Galloway‘s Run Walk Run Method. I had heard of his method before but I didn’t quite understand what it was all about until she and I went for our first run together.
After that first run following the Galloway Method, I knew that this was a better fit for me than just running. My body felt better and I was able to complete the distance in less than. It just made me feel better about my running all around. From that moment forward, I have been an avid follower of the Galloway Method. It has helped me across the finish line of 3 marathons, 23 half marathons, and countless other races.
Training and Motivation Tips
by Olympian Jeff Galloway
Olympian Jeff Galloway has coached over a million runners to their goals through his clinics, wonderful retreats, training programs, books and e-coaching. Sign up for his free newsletter at www.JeffGalloway.com.
- When paced correctly, running delivers the best attitude boost you can get. Sustain this by pacing yourself gently during the first mile or three.
- 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.
Do you follow the Galloway Method?