I’m excited to have been chosen to be a part of the first-ever Galloway Blogger Program. This allows a select group of bloggers to provide fellow runners and runners-to-be exclusive tips and special offers from Jeff himself! As a runner with Jeff’s program since 2012, his training method has helped me run again and achieve so much in the last three years. I fully believe in his training program and I am excited to be a part of this program. I hope I can somehow be a small part of helping my fellow runners get something great from his training program.
First of all, I’m sure most know who Jeff Galloway is, but in case you don’t, here’s a bit of an introduction….
Jeff Galloway is an Olympic runner who has coached over a million runners through his Run-Walk-Run training method. His retreat clinics, running schools and training programs world-wide have made it possible for people of all abilities to complete distance events like half and full marathons. Jeff is the author of over 20 books which have sold over a million copies. His method of adding walk breaks has been found to control fatigue and virtually eliminate serious running injuries.
With the wealth of knowledge Mr. Galloway has, I know we will all be learning or discovering something new through the tips and advice he has to give. I also hope if you have yet to hear Jeff speak in person, that you do so when he visits your area. He is just so easy to listen to and is always more than ready to answer any and all questions you may have.
Without further delay, here’s the first edition of tips and motivation from Jeff:
~ 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.