Last Thursday I was invited to a clinic at a local running store, Run N Fun (love them!) with running coach rockstar, and Olympian Jeff Galloway! If you’ve never heard of Jeff Galloway…and if you run then you should definitely know who he is, he is responsible for developing the Run Walk Run method for training and completing races. It’s a great method by the way.
He gave a great talk about his coaching, and did a Q&A.
I had no idea that he was such a research based coach. He has written many books, and does so much research and looks at lots of studies in order to write and give the most up-to-date and accurate info about training.
Some of the topics he covered:
- Cognitive strategies – having a mantra, or magic words to get you through.
- How to improve your endurance – adjusting your training schedule to achieve maximum recovery after a long run or event day
- Running Camps – um, yeah…I wanna go to a grown up sleep away running camp!
- Nutrition – the salt and carb loading myths.
It was so inspiring to see him and listen to his talk. I’ve been slacking in the running department this summer, but I think I can get back on track if I employ the Galloway Method!
Have you met any Run Coach Rockstars?