Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Joy of Run-Walk-Run

Run-Walk-Run
Image from JeffGalloway.com

As I mentioned before, Tazer and Gaigai are training for a June 5K with the help of a YMCA Running Club after school. Part of their "homework" is to run several times a week, always a variation of the Run-Walk-Run method.
"Jeff Galloway's quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978, and to author Runner's World articles which have been used by hundreds of thousands of runners of all abilities. His training schedules have inspired the second wave of marathoners who follow the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN™, low mileage, three-day, suggestions to an over 98% success rate."
I have had a blast training with the kids, since the walk breaks make the running portions so much easier. We run, chatting somewhat, really talk during the walks, and the time flies by, it's a fun way to spend time with them. There's a part of me that wonders whether I should incorporate this into my marathon training, but it's an ego hit to not be tough and run without stopping. We'll see as the time rolls around to start my actual training whether this will become a part of my regimen or if it will drop off when the kids do (maybe they won't!).

Do you incorporate Run-Walk-Run into your training?

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1 comment:

  1. Not much of a runner in general - at best I "jog". So I do a fair bit of walking too. And especially when I'm with anyone else - like to talk too much and I can't talk and jog/run.

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