Run-Walk-Run - Week 1 of 4

Most runners have heard of Jeff Galloway and his methods.  He advocates run/walk intervals.  While I, personally, do not follow his methods, I find it really intriguing.  On one of my half marathons, I spent the entire race next to a group of Jeff Galloway runners.  Despite my running the whole time, they would pass me when they ran, then I would pass them when they walked.  We crossed the finish line in virtually the same amount of time, but they looked a lot less miserable than I felt on that particular day.

So this is for those of you that either haven't heard of Jeff Galloway or are new to running and looking for a method that might work, or if you're looking at conquering a new distance - this might be for you.  Olympian Jeff Galloway was recently named the Official Training Consultant for runDisney, and I will be posting a series of 4 videos about his methods.

Week 1:

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.

So what do YOU think about these methods?  I am, admittedly, curious if it could really make me faster and post-marathon training, might take a few runs to test it out and see what happens.