Jeff Galloway!

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I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a Galloway Blogger! This is my first blogging program and I am excited to share exclusive content with all of you.

Jeff Galloway

For those of you who don’t know, Jeff Galloway is a runner, coach, author, Olympian and the CEO of Galloway Productions. Jeff is probably best known for his Run Walk Run training method and his partnership with runDisney

I used Jeff’s 10k training plan when training for my first 10k, The Great Race in Pittsburgh in September 2014. At that point, I had not completed a race longer than a 5k and was looking for a little more structure in my training plan. I like that Jeff’s training plans do not include more than 3-4 days of running per week. 

Here are some tips from Coach Jeff Galloway himself:
  1. When paced correctly, running delivers the best attitude boost you can get. Sustain this by pacing yourself gently during the first mile or three. 

    This is something I need to work on – I still start out too fast, especially in races!

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

    Again, I need to work on negative splits!

  3. 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.

    Keep this in mind, Chelsea!

  4. 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.
  5. Research shows that as runners get faster, their stride length shortens. A quicker cadence is the mechanical key to faster running.
  6. 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.

    This is definitely true! I ran 5 miles yesterday – the longest distance I’ve run since November 16 and I am filling good about officially starting my half marathon training now!

  7. 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. 

    This is something I really need to work on and “Trust the Coach” on. I know the pace I want to run during my first half marathon, so I feel like I should be running closer to that pace all the time – not true! 

Hope you liked this first set of tips from Coach Jeff Galloway! I am excited to share more with from him, and from me too! 


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