Teaching the basics of running via the experiences of an 81+ year old guy who has been running and walking for over 43 years, including the completion of four marathons and training for a fifth marathon.
February 5, 2015
Training and Motivation Tips
by Olympian Jeff Galloway www.runinjuryfree.com
Olympian Jeff Galloway
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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.
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.
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.
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.