I’m a Jeff Galloway Blogger!

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I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected as a participant in the Jeff Galloway Blogger Program!

The Jeff Galloway method of training is near and dear to my heart. I first heard of the former Olympic athelete’s brilliant #runwalkrun method of running endurance races through his position as runDisney’s training guru. When I decided to undertake my very first half marathon, it was only because his method of training gave me the faith that I could build up to and accomplish that goal.

I would not be a runner without Jeff Galloway. I would not have done my very first runDisney race, my two Goofy Challenges (or raised funds for RODS Racing), or my proudest personal running accomplishment – the Chicago Marathon – without what I learned about running from Jeff Galloway.

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Curious about the #runwalkrun principles and why they’re so powerful? Here are a few tips, direct from the man himself:

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.

If you want to learn more about Jeff’s training programs, or find a Galloway Training Group near you, just go to his website (www.runinjuryfree.com) and have a look around!

Do you use the run/walk/run method? Are you willing to try?

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