Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Breakthrough or Comeback

It's been forever since I've posted to this blog!

Wanted to post to prove 1) I'm still running and 2) run-walk is the way to go!

I've been using variations on Jeff Galloway's run-walk system for quite some time now. Galloway's contention is that practically anyone can be a runner if he or she alternates running with walking. What I've struggled with is finding the right ratio.  The possibilities are endless, but today's six mile (!) run was at 1 min run, 1 min walk.

You'd think all that starting and stopping would be annoying, but the key is to keep the walk segments brisk.  If the walk is a stroll, you're going to want to keep on strolling, because nothing beats a good stroll. But if you keep the walk segments quick and crisp, as in "no one's beating me to the bargain table" crisp, it's far easier to start running again. 

For more information on the Jeff Galloway system, visit his website: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/

I may not be as fast as I once was, but run-walk will enable me to complete longer and longer distances, and maybe even get back to doing races!  I'm excited.