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Quick Bite # 15: Cadence Drills with Jeff Galloway

Welcome back for another Quick Bite!  This time it is a “bite” of information about Jeff Galloway’s Training Program, using the Run-Walk-Run Method.

On Sunday, August 6th, America’s Coach and Olympian, Jeff Galloway, hosted a running school at the Orlando Track Shack in Orlando, Florida.

He talked about the different aspects of his training program including the long run component, the maintenance runs during the week, and drills that can improve your cadence and ability to use momentum to conserve resources when running.

Here, in this quick bite, he talks about Cadence Drills.  They are a drill that I practice once a week, usually on a Tuesday or a Thursday, to increase turnover, or the number of steps I can get into a 15 or 30-second interval.  It helps me remember to keep the stride short and the steps quick to increase that turnover, but do it in such a way that does not leave me huffing and puffing.

These drills really challenge me and at the end I am usually covered in sweat, and I've hit a barrier where I can't do anymore steps because I am huffing and puffing.  That's when I know it is time to back off on the number of steps I do within that 30-seconds. Early in the training season, I do 4 every Tuesday along with 4 of the Acceleration Gliders.  I work up to doing 6-8 on a Tuesday.   I can really tell when I have been doing them consistently because then I don't have to correct myself for making my steps too wide or long as often during races, 400s, 800s, or race rehearsal segments.  It feels better when I keep them short in terms of any "weak links" and my attempts to avoid IT Band issues.  It just feels better overall because it helps me get into a rhythm.

There are videos on Jeff’s website that are great resources when it comes to incorporating these drills into your training.

Thanks to the Orlando Track Shack for allowing us to film this Quick Bite!

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

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RED Episode #6: Run Walk Run With Jeff Galloway Part 3

Welcome back to another episode of the Run Eat Drink Podcast!

On Sunday, August 6th,  America's Coach and Olympian, Jeff Galloway, hosted a 3-hour running school in Orlando, Florida at the Track Shack. This gave me a great opportunity to share with all of you what his method is all about and why it works. It was such a great experience,  and afterward we sampled some tasty food and beverages right around the corner at Santiago's Bodega.

In part three, we explore the resources that Jeff has to offer on his website.  Anyone, from someone just getting started to an elite runner, can use his method to improve time or train to cross that finish line for the first time and feel great after the race.  These resources include books, videos, a run-walk-run timer, resources for recovery like the BFF massager, and a variety of support from e-coaching to race retreats, local galloway training groups, and customized training.

He also mentions his JG 13.1 Race Weekend and I did not talk about it in the interview, mainly because I was so honored and a bit "starstruck" to be talking to Jeff, but we have run both Barb's 5K and the 13.1 for two years now.  It is one of the best race weekends out there.  There is no pressure because the course time limit is 4 hours and 30 minutes.  It is run-walk-run friendly, of course.  The Atlanta sites are amazing on the courses and the finish, with Jeff there to congratulate you whether you are first or the very last runner, is incredible, too.   We cannot wait to feature that race on this podcast, and he has special guest and Olympic Gold Medalist, Billy Mills, coming to give a motivational and inspirational talk.  It will be a great weekend!  

In this episode, we also feature another amazing tapas dish from Santiago's Bodega, Patatas Bravas.  It was tasty, and it was different from the version we had at Patio Tapas and Beer in Boca Raton at the Run, Sweat, and Beers 5K in July.  Both are worth the trip, let me tell you!

Special thanks to the Orlando Track Shack, Jeff Galloway, and Santiago's Bodega for allowing us to film this episode.  Here are some resources so you can find out more about his method and the delicous food and beverages we tried.

Phidippides - Jeff's Running Store in Atlanta, GA

http://www.phidippides.com/

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com 

Lolo Fit Apps by Jeff Galloway in iTunes

http://lolofit.com/apps/easy_5k_with_jeff_galloway  

http://lolofit.com/apps#half-marathon-with-jeff-galloway 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

Santiago's Bodega

http://www.santiagosbodega.com/home.php?restaurant=2 

Patio Tapas and Beer in Boca Raton (mentioned in this episode and reviewed in Episode 2)

https://www.patiotapasandbeer.com 

Let us know what you think!  Follow us on our website,  Twitter, InstagramFacebook, or leave comments to tell us your thoughts about the episode or to let us know about races we should run, restaurants we need to visit, or places where we can sample tasty beverages and share them with everyone.  Our goal to share these experiences so everyone can accomplish, explore, and indulge, too!

 

 

 

RED Episode #4 Run Walk Run with Jeff Galloway (Part 1)

Welcome back to Run Eat Drink Podcast!  

In this episode, I want to share the method I use to train for races of all distances.  I discovered his method in January 2011, when I ran my first half marathon at Walt Disney World.  I was an inexperienced runner who found a book online with a running schedule in it, tried to follow it, and headed to the race.  Mistakes were made.  I would describe that experience as painful and a real struggle, although I crossed the finish line with my husband and accomplished the goal.  At the race expo, Jeff was giving a motivational talk about his method.  He talked about taking walk breaks so you can finish strong.  Those walk breaks are short, 30 seconds or less,  and protect you from running out of gas at the end of the race.  It does not matter whether you are trying to qualify for Boston or complete your first race, he said, you can use this method to pass others at the end, finish with a smile, and still have energy to celebrate afterward.

When we got home and started to train for our next race, his words were in the back of my mind.  I did some research and found that he had a whole program, and that there was "an app for that" from LoloFit. It gives you a training plan based on your goal, a recommended ratio for running and walking, and during the workouts, it is Jeff's voice telling you when to run, when to walk, and dropping in occassionally with motivation and encouragement to keep going.  I cannot tell you what a difference it made in training, motivation, and performance.  I became one of his e-coach clients, and have been an avid supporter ever since!

On Sunday, August 6th,  America's Coach and Olympian, Jeff Galloway, hosted a 3-hour running school in Orlando, Florida at the Track Shack. This gave me a great opportunity to share with all of you what his method is all about and why it works. It was such a great experience,  and afterward we sampled some tasty food and beverages right around the corner at Santiago's Bodega.

Jeff took the time to do an interview with us, and he gave us so much great information, so we are breaking up his interview into three separate podcast episodes.  This is the first part of his chat with us,  Jeff talks about the history of the run-walk-run method and how he became "America's Coach."  In part two, we will explore the science behind the method, and in the final part of his interview with us, Jeff shares resources for anyone out there who wants to use his run-walk-run method.

Special thanks to the Orlando Track Shack, Jeff Galloway, and Santiago's Bodega for allowing us to film this episode.  Here are some resources so you can find out more about his method and the delicous food and beverages we tried.

 Phidippides - Jeff's Running Store in Atlanta, GA

http://www.phidippides.com/

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com 

Lolo Fit Apps by Jeff Galloway in iTunes

http://lolofit.com/apps/easy_5k_with_jeff_galloway  

http://lolofit.com/apps#half-marathon-with-jeff-galloway 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

Santiago's Bodega

http://www.santiagosbodega.com/home.php?restaurant=2 

Terrapin Beer Company

http://terrapinbeer.com/portfolio-item/sound-czech/ 

Let us know what you think!  Follow us on twitterinstagram, or leave comments to tell us your thoughts about the episode or to let us know about races we should run, restuarants we need to visit, or places where we can sample tasty beverages and share them with everyone.  Our goal to share these experiences so everyone can accomplish, explore, and indulge, too!