30 Days to go!

I can’t believe that in only 30 days, I will run my first half marathon! I can’t believe it – the time is going by so fast!

To continue with preparations, here are some more tips from Jeff Galloway!

Training and Motivation Tips

by Olympian Jeff Galloway
www.runinjuryfree.com

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Why do we get injured?

1.  Be aware of irritation of weak links.
The Key Weak Links are body parts where my runners tend to experience injuries are these: Knees – Feet -Calf – Achilles -Hip – Glute/piriformis/sciaticia
But the body parts that YOU need to be aware of are the sites where you are injured or suffer more aches and pains.
So if you’re sensitive to the first indication of irritation in these areas and take immediate action it’s possible to avoid injury.
2.  Stress buildup due to the way we train.
  • Training schedule is too intense-not enough rest between stress.
  • Adverse Training Components-speed is too fast or has too much, too soon.
  • Running form-too long a stride, forward lean, bouncing too high off the ground.

So staying focused on the way one runs and following these guidelines, can often allow runners to maintain a manageable increase without injury

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Top 5 ways to avoid stress buildup-and avoid injuries
1.  Take walk breaks more frequently, and run shorter run segments
2.  Form: shorter stride, feet low to the ground
3.  Slower long runs, with more walk breaks
4.  Avoid Stretching
5.  Be careful when running speed sessions

  
Jeff Galloway
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Atlanta, Georgia 30342
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2 Comments

  1. Time really flew by this training cycle!!! These next 4 weeks are going to fly by. Are you ready?

  2. @Shaun Byrne – I wish I could say that I feel ready :-/

    I've had one setback or interruption after another with my training. I know that I can do the miles, but doing them at the pace I want is another story. Hoping to stick with Coach (who is pacing Chelsea) for the first 12 miles because I know they'll keep pushing me!

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