Monday, July 24, 2017

Tips from Jeff Galloway: Staying on Track in the Summer

It's been a little while since I shared tips from Jeff Galloway with you! Now that we are midway through summer, here's a few training tips from Jeff about staying on track during this warm and humid time of year! Enjoy!

Jeff Galloway Tips
 
Summer months can be challenging for runners. In between traveling, hot weather, and family activities, many people can have a hard time staying on track. Here are three tips to use this summer!

#1 Use a Journal for Motivation
Runners tend to run more when journaling. A journal can help with accountability and motivation. Those who journal tend to run more days per year, have more motivation, and are more successful. In addition, journals give you control over your running: better planning, timely adjusting, discovering trends that led to success or injury. Check out this awesome journal available on Jeff's website for purchase!

Jeff Galloway Tips


#2 The Magic Mile
Want to know how fast you can run? The magic mile has been the best predictor Jeff has found. Use this link for information about the magic mile and to compute your current pace potential. Has anyone ever tried this? I need to!!

#3 Salt Replacement
Do you need salt when it's hot? While most cramps are due to muscle exhaustion, you need to replace the salt you lose in sweat during hot weather. It is rare to be low in sodium but if so, try a buffered salt tablet during/after workouts that involve prolonged sweating.

Do you like to use a journal to document your running journey? Have you ever tried the magic mile?

6 comments:

  1. I do use a running journal but it has been a while since I've documented my run. I've totally been off track this summer.

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    1. I know what you mean...I have a journal also but need to get back into consistently using it!

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  2. The reason I first started blogging was to be able to document my training. Being able to not only keep track of my workouts but also my thoughts on those workouts has helped me to make adjustments when necessary.

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    1. Same here! It's fun to look back over the years and see how far you've come! :)

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  3. I have done a magic mile a few times in training :) It was spot on for a half, but not so much for my marathon lol but 26 miles is a long way and I had tired legs.
    I have used a journal and I still enjoying seeing my notes - I am nerdy lol

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    1. That's neat, Karen! I need to try this - I've heard Jeff discuss it, but never tried it myself!

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