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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Training & Motivation Tips from Jeff Galloway

Welcome back!  It's our second installment of Training Tuesday, with tips from Jeff Galloway.  Check out his tips below in blue, with a few comments in italics from me.  If you are interested in learning more, check out, and don't miss the special offers at the end of the post.

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.
I definitely found this to be true.  I have so much more confidence in all areas of my life now.    
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.

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.

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.
Interesting.  Has anyone tried this?  It's not what you usually see in most training plans.  
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. 
  As always, please let us know what you think.  We receive no compensation for participating in the Jeff Galloway Blogger Program.  We simply hope you find these tips as useful as we do.  
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