Monday, April 13, 2015

Jeff Galloway Blogger Tips - Training & Motivation #4

It's time for another edition of Tips from Jeff! In case you missed the last few, make sure to check them out when you get a chance! (Because not only he is a super sweet and KNOWLEDGEABLE man, especially when it comes to running, but also he is an OLYMPIAN, SO HE KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT A THING OR TWO!)

The most recent post Mr. Galloway has dispersed to the lucky bloggers is about INJURY - you know, 'cuz ain't nobody got time for that! 


Make sure to read why they happen and his suggestions on how to potentially avoid them in the future. (And knock on wood, thus far in my training I have not really had to deal with anything too crazy {except for stubbing my toe on a pool chair and thinking I broke my foot - OUCH}, but I am definitely taking the prevention tips to heart! I wanna be able to run FOR-EV-ER!)

Jeff Galloway Blogger Tips

Training and Motivation Tips
by Olympian Jeff Galloway

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Why do we get injured?

1.  Be aware of irritation of weak links.

The Key Weak Links are body parts where my runners tend to experience injuries are these: Knees - Feet -Calf - Achilles -Hip - Glute/piriformis/sciaticia

But the body parts that YOU need to be aware of are the sites where you are injured or suffer more aches and pains.

So if you're sensitive to the first indication of irritation in these areas and take immediate action it's possible to avoid injury.

2.  Stress buildup due to the way we train.
  • Training schedule is too intense-not enough rest between stress. 
  • Adverse Training Components-speed is too fast or has too much, too soon. 
  • Running form-too long a stride, forward lean, bouncing too high off the ground. 

So staying focused on the way one runs and following these guidelines, can often allow runners to maintain a manageable increase without injury


Top 5 ways to avoid stress buildup-and avoid injuries

1.  Take walk breaks more frequently, and run shorter run segments
2.  Form: shorter stride, feet low to the ground
3.  Slower long runs, with more walk breaks
4.  Avoid Stretching
5.  Be careful when running speed sessions

Have you suffered a running related injury? What was it? How did you bounce back? 

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