Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jeff Galloway Blogger Tips - Training & Motivation #1

A few weeks ago I saw a post in one of the Facbeook pages I am a part of. It was asking for bloggers who appreciate Jeff Galloway. WAIT, THAT'S ME! Jeff is a ROCKSTAR! Not only is he an Olympian and the official runDisney training consultant, but he is also a super sweet man (with an amazing wife!) that I have had the pleasure meeting on numerous occasions!

At the Avenger's Expo

At the TinkerBell runDisney Meet-Up

Obviously I JUMPED at the opportunity to work with Jeff and his AWESOMENESS, so I threw my name in the hat! Much to my surprise, I was selected to be one of the participating bloggers - WHOOOO HOOOO!! Over the next few months I will be receiving tid-bits of information from Jeff that I will be able to pass along to YOU!

Before I get into the training and motivation tips, I just HAD to mention three of my quick "Jeff stories".

  1. I saw Jeff walking to his corral at the Princess Half Marathon as I was leaving the woods after I "relieved" myself. TALK ABOUT EMBARRASSING!
  2. Ryan and I got to run alongside Jeff and his wife during the Avengers Half Marathon for a little bit. The wind was CRAZY during this race and we were chatting about how the wind really helped our capes FLY!
  3. And I saved the best for last. My friend Joe was running with Jeff during the WDW Half Marathon last month. I ran by them and made sure to stop and say "HI". After I left, Jeff asked Joe if he was my dad! I am older than Joe, but now LOVE to call him dad ;)

Now, without further ado, below is the FIRST INSTALLMENT of tips from JEFF!

Jeff Galloway Blogger Tips

Training and Motivation Tips
by Olympian Jeff Galloway

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

When paced correctly, running delivers the best attitude boost you can get. Sustain this by pacing yourself gently during the first mile or three.

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.

And in case you were interested in running a race in ITALY (I mean, if I could ever find that money tree I have been searching for you better believe I would put this race on my list!) and want to run with Jeff, I have a coupon code to pass along:

What is the most motivating tip you've ever received? 

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