Hello everyone! I was selected as a Jeff Galloway blogger and can’t wait to share some of his tips with you. I have had the opportunity to meet Jeff many times over the past few years and he is just the sweetest kindest man and I am thrilled to get to share some of his tips with you all.
I am running the LA marathon next month and am slightly undertrained, so I will be using the run/walk/run method to make it through. I have found that my finish times are VERY similar from running straight through or using the run/walk/run method. I tend to run faster during the run portion when I know I will be getting a walk break!
See below for more tips:
-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.
Thanks for the tips Jeff! I will be sharing more with you all soon!
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QOTD: Do you ever run/walk/run?