Run Walk Run with Jeff and Barbara Galloway

Jeff & Barbara Galloway

The name ‘Jeff Galloway’ is practically synonymous with the technique of run-walking and millions of runners have embraced the ‘Galloway Method’ and discovered their own athleticism. He has authored over 30 books on running and, with his wife, Barbara, has just released an updated edition of The Women’s Complete Guide to Running.

Barbara Galloway is an accomplished athlete in her own right, running for the Florida State women’s track team and has achieved times of 41:50 in the 10K and 3:18 in the marathon.

She has a masters in Physical Education, has authored 4 books with her husband, and she has completed an astounding number of marathons, as you’ll hear.

Barbara and Jeff have both completed an astounding number of marathons

Since starting his retail store, Phidippides, in Atlanta, Georgia in 1975, Jeff has listened to runners who were looking for better and better training strategies. He has developed training methods, conducts retreats at multiple locations around the globe, trained runners directly and remotely, written for
Runner’s World
, and partnered with Disney for races in their theme parks. Hundreds of thousands of runners have trained with his method and the results speak for themselves.

Hundreds of thousands of runners have used run walk run

In this episode, Jeff and Barbara discuss their personal experiences with running and how this unique training philosophy has helped runners at all levels achieve great results while avoiding injury. And they also provide guidance on race etiquette when RunWalking. This is another of those episodes that you listen to over and over because there is just so much good information. Be sure to check out the links below for even more tools and resources!

Questions Jeff Barbara are asked:

2:58 First Four:

  1. How old are you?
  2. Where were you born?
  3. Where do you live now?
  4. What is your favorite race distance or type of race?

4:30 Barbara, is it true that you have done 165 marathons?

4:57 When did you run your first marathon and what’s different today from then?

6:22 When, and why, did you start using the Run-Walk-RunTM  Method?

7:13 Jeff, how did you go from an out of shape teenager to an Olympian and coach?

8:49 How did you start to develop your Run-Walk method?

11:54 Is Run-Walk-RunTM  trademarked?

12:53 When was The Women’s Guide to Fat Burning? published and what can you tell us about women’s nutrition?

15:50 Is there an optimal heart rate for fat burning?

17:48 Is your new book aimed at more recreational runners or elites?

19:26 Barbara, what is The Women’s Complete Guide to Running really about?

22:44  How have you both been able to run so many marathons, so often, for so long without injury?

24:37 What do you tell people who say that walking makes them too tired to start running again?

25:29 Is there a mental benefit to knowing that you have walk breaks scheduled?

27:56 Barbara, what pace do you use when running a marathon?

29:59 Does the The Women’s Complete Guide to Running go into that much detail for racing and training?

32:01 What can you tell us about the book you have coming out in 2019?

35:30 What else should we know about The Women’s Complete Guide to Running?

37:49 What else would you like to share with us?

42:55 Final Kick Round:

  1. What is your favorite local training run (location, starting point, parking, distance, terrain and safety issues)?
  2. Favorite running book(s)?
  3. Words of Wisdom or Humor?
  4. Who or what would you like to have featured on the Run To The Top podcast?

Quotes by Jeff and Barbara:

“At the end of the 10 week (beginner’s class), all of them either finished a 5K or a 10K. What amazed me most: There were NO injuries throughout the whole 10 weeks.”

“Unless you have cognitive control over what you’re eating, exercise alone is not going to be successful in burning fat off.”

“Running turns on those brain circuits for better attitude, more vitality and personal empowerment better than anything. And this is a life-changer for most people.”

“Jeff and I run for 15 seconds and walk for 15 seconds. It has allowed us to not only finish these marathons, but we’ve managed to run under 5 hours and we’ve always recovered by the next morning. We feel guilty that we don’t even feel like we’ve done a marathon.”

“One of the most intriguing ideas about running, for men, is this idea that ‘you have to push’ and they feel like taking a walk break means they’re giving up. But, I like to tell them it’s like taking your foot off the gas pedal while you’re driving; you just save some of that gas.”

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Run To The Top Winners Circle Facebook Community

RunnersConnect Facebook page

Official Jeff Galloway Run Walk Run Timer

Jeff Galloway’s Amazon Author Page

Jeff’s Running Store – Phidippides

Galloway Training Groups webpage

Galloway Training Retreats webpage

Book: The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman

Book: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey

Book: The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

Follow Jeff and Barbara on:

Jeff’s Website

Jeff Galloway Race Weekend




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