When the team behind Olympian Jeff Galloway contacted me about posting a series of videos on his Run-Walk-Run Method, I got excited. The timing just seems so perfect since I’m coming back from my injury and am using the run-walk idea.
This isn’t the first time I’ve used walking and running together. Last spring, Jill and I ran five minutes and walked one for 15 miles. It’s a great way to break up a long run. Check out Jeff’s video below or head to his Web site here for more info on the method.
I’m off run-walk-running my (birthday) 10K this morning and will have a race report up on Wednesday. Hope everyone has a great running week!
Here’s what the Jeff Galloway team has to say about the Run – Walk – Run Method: “The Jeff Galloway Run – Walk – Run method has helped thousands of runners get started. By alternating running with walking you conserve energy, reduce fatigue, reduce injuries and run farther. How fast do you need to run and walk? Once you decide your minute per mile goal, you adjust your run – walk pace accordingly. Let’s get training.”
Good luck with the run walk method… I know if you run through the running room, they advocate 10 and 1's but I've never tried it.Happy Birthday!!
I was reading that Jamie Donaldson who beat her Badwater record credited her win with taking more walking breaks than last year. If it works for her, who am I to argue.I am also coming out of injury and a period of very low mileage running. Walking breaks might be just something I need to incorporate in my training.
How cool that you'll be doing those videos!I use the Running Room method and usually go 10/1, but only on my long runs. Since I'm injured right now, when I start up again, I'll be taking it very gradually, using the run/walk with shorter run intervals for a while on all my runs.
We take walk breaks with our running group. Our pace group does anyway, not sure if the super-fast 7s or 8s do but we do. It really helps you keep your stamina and endurance at the end and also helps break up runs mentally. It's a lot easier in, say, Mile 6.57 of a 12-mile run to know that at Mile 7 you can take a break instead of having to deal with 5-plus miles more running before stopping.
Great, I was entertained by the post. I learn more things on it. Thanks!!!
I know a few people who train using Galloway's method and I have run with them on occasion myself. I find it hard to settle into a rhythm, but it does help break up the run and I found I had more energy at the end.
I love the run/walk/run method for my long runs. I'm using it to do my first marathon! Good stuff!Winks & Smiles,Wifey
Thanks for posting this. I just completed my first half marathon on Sunday. Jeff Galloway passed me at mile 5. We started chatting. I spent the next 3 miles with him. What a memorable first half! I wrote a post about it on my blog…