Ep 21: Jeff Galloway, Olympian and Founder of Run-Walk-Run Talks About Improved Race Timings via Walking
Jeff Galloway is an Olympian, author of Galloway’s Book on Running, and a running-walking coach. Jeff has worked with over 300,000 runners of all ages and abilities and is the inventor of the Galloway Run Walk Run method.
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Jeff discusses his running journey, 1972 Olympics through his lens, interesting incidents with his running colleagues and friends, with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – Introduction to Jeff Galloway
03:47 – Welcome Jeff to the show!
04:04 – Start of the journey
15:04 – Jeff talks about his experience running with Jack Bacheler – the tallest runner of America
17:03 – The Munich Olympics – watch through the lens of Jeff Galloway!
24:34 – Walking – How it benefits runners and why is it important?
34:10 – Applying the Run Walk Run method
39:50 – The Magic Mile (Link: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/magic-mile/)
42:49 – Does running damage your knees?
47:40 – Jeff talks about his friend – Steve Prefontaine
Before Jeff Galloway became a coach to over a million runners and walkers, he was a world-class runner, who competed in the Munich Olympics, the International Cross Country Championships in Africa, the Soviet Union, and other international competitions. He ran with Olympic champion Frank Shorter, Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, and his college roommate and Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot. Having trained hundreds of thousands of people individually or in small instructional groups to get off the couch and move, Jeff has developed several levels based upon their current fitness level. Apart from this, Jeff is an author of 30 books, and he is a motivational speaker at over 200 running and fitness sessions each year.
To connect with Jeff Galloway, visit www.jeffgalloway.com
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner himself, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.