As an inaugural member of the Jeff Galloway Blogger program (fist pump!) I’ll be sharing a lot of Jeff’s tips and training information for you. Here’s the first installment from Jeff where you can learn more about the run/walk/run technique he perfected!
Welcome to Tuesdays on the Run!
This week we want to hear about your favorite running apps! What do you use to track miles or to train or to motivate you? Tell us all about it and why you love it!
As always, if you don’t have an app you love, feel free to link-up any running related post.
Jeff Galloway: Blogger Program, Tips and App
Olympian Jeff Galloway has coached over a million runners to their goals through his clinics, wonderful retreats, training programs, books and e-coaching. Sign up for his free newsletter at www.JeffGalloway.com.
Jeff Galloway is known for a lot of things in the running community: marathoner, Olympian, runDisney spokesman, and of course, the inventor of the Run/Walk/Run strategy known as the Galloway Method.
He’s also a super nice guy.
When I first started running I completed the Couch to 5K program. It was a walk/run program that gradually eased you out of the walking altogether. I assumed to be a runner meant I had to RUN the full course. Walking was not allowed or somehow I wasn’t a real runner.
Ahhhh… how wrong I was!
As the miles grew greater in number, I struggled more and more. The Galloway method entered my life at just the right time and I’ve used it to complete 13 half marathons and counting.
And of course- Jeff has apps! If you are looking for a way to train for your fastest (or first!) 5K, 10K, Half or Marathon consider checking out his apps for your iPhone.
My #BRF Julie at Run.Walk.Repeat loved her Galloway apps and I decided to jump in on this action.
I’ve downloaded the 10K app since this is my next focus after Princess Half Marathon.
What I love about it so far is that Jeff’s voice is encouraging you the whole way! You can add in your own music as well and determine if your training will be outside or treadmill based. He has a program for the first timer and the veteran runner.
He really thought of everything.
I’ll be sure to post an update on how my training with Jeff’s app goes since I have a goal set for the Tinker Bell 10K. Hoping Jeff can get me there!
Speaking of Jeff’s awesomeness, here’s some news: I’m a brand new Jeff Galloway Blogger!
As an inaugural member of the Jeff Galloway Blogger program (fist pump!) I’ll be sharing a lot of Jeff’s tips and training information for you. Here’s the first installment from Jeff.
This hit home for me. Runner is a huge stress reliever in my world. I didn’t know the whys (thank you Jeff!) but I know it helps clear my mind from anxiety and stress.
Finding the right Run/Walk/Run strategy makes a world of difference in my races as well! I’ve changed things up from 2/1 down to 15/45 depending on the distance and the day. And strangely enough, I don’t slow way down when I run the shorter intervals. That was an interesting concept to test out!
The quicker cadence tip is a new one for me. I had some friends talk about this while waiting in the corrals at the Star Wars Half. Particularly in the walk portion of your intervals: think fast, short turn over versus long strides. You’ll walk faster which will in turn help your overall pace.
The final tip is something I have really come to embrace: the endurance is based on the distance covered, not in the speed in which you do it! When you are talking about half marathon training, it’s all about building up the endurance to finish. Get those long runs in, folks!
ps- Jeff will be at the Princess Half Marathon in a couple of weeks. If you ever wanted to meet him, stop by the runDisney booth! He’s incredibly approachable and will be happy to talk to you about your race strategy.
Are you an interval runner? What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned from the Galloway Method?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)