Friday, February 2, 2007

Jeff Galloway recommends becoming a stealth runner

I was reading this morning from Jeff Galloway's book Running Until You're 100. He recommends that we run with a light touch such that we don't hear our foot slapping the ground. He said that a light touch is the way to overcome a tendency to bounce. Running with a light touch is part of his "gliding" procedure.

He recommends running with a shuffle to conserve energy. Raising ones foot high off the ground takes energy. "As long as you pick your foot up enough to avoid stumbling over a rock or uneven pavement, stay low to the ground. Most runners don't need to get more than 1 inch clearance, even when running fast." I'm a natural shuffler and have always run with a shuffle.


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  2. Being the "Vegas Runner" we do lots of shuffling in Vegas!! Unfortunately, most are shuffling cards.

  3. Yeah, you do have lots of card shuffling down there. I saw a video, once, of a runner who juggled several objects while he ran. I wonder if any runner has continuously shuffled cards while running. Here is your chance for fame and glory, Bruce...