More Tips From Jeff Galloway!

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As you’ll recall, I am blogging for Jeff Galloway Productions throughout this training season. I received another set of tips from him and I am excited to share them with all of you! 

The training journey for a marathon or half marathon raises your body’s physical performance capability and your sense of what you can do in life.
Running helps to bring body, mind and spirit together in a unique and wonderful way
In researching my book MENTAL TRAINING I discovered that running turns on brain circuits for a better attitude more vitality and empowerment better than other activities studied.
In researching my book RUNNING UNTIL YOU’RE 100 I found numerous studies showing that runners have healthier orthopedic units than non runners even after decades of running.

On Training:
When a runner takes walk breaks early and often enough for the individual the muscles are strong to the end.  See RUN WALK RUN at for recommendations by pace per mile. (Note from Lauren: The Magic Mile calculator is very helpful!!)

The “exhaustion wall” can be avoided by running longer long runs up to or beyond race distance-using the appropriate run-walk-run strategy.
Marathoners tend to improve time by an average of more than 15 minutes when they increase their longest run from 20 miles to 26 miles.
To recover fast, run the long runs at least 2 min/mi slower than you could currently run in a marathon
The right run-walk-run strategy from the beginning of each run, gives any runner control over fatigue, injury-elimination, and recovery.
In numerous surveys, runners improved over 13 minutes when they shifted from running continuously to use of the right run-walk-run strategy.

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  1. I have never used this method, but i have heard some good things about it. I was thinking I might attempt this method for a fall marathon. I want to see how the Galloway people do at the Pgh marathon first

  2. Shaun, My Coach, Jeff (@JSmerc26pt2 on twitter) is doing the Galloway method for the Pittsburgh Marathon!

    I have been doing a modified version, taking walk breaks as needed but still working on getting better intervals. I do notice 20-30 second walk breaks are super helpful for me.

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