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Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
* US Olympian * Author of top selling running books in North America, Galloway's Book on Running and Marathon You Can Do It! * Runner's World columnist * Inspirational speaker to over 200 running and fitness sessions each year * Designer of the walk-run, low mileage marathon training... Full Bio
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Making Adjustments by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training One of my favorite roles is helping runners solve problems. Almost every day I hear from at least one person who has experienced a rebirth of their running joy due to th ... Read on »
What You Need to Get Started by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The first step in feeling better is the desire to move forward and embrace fitness. Sure, there are things that can help you make running easier: shoes, clothing, a jour ... Read on »
Learn Your Limits by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Most people go through their lives without a clue whether they could push themselves to physical limits, and no concept about how to do this safely. The series of gentle ... Read on »
Marathon FAQ by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Question: How soon can I run another Marathon? Answer: If you have paced yourself correctly and taken the appropriate run-walk-run ratio, the following recovery peri ... Read on »
Mental Training for Runners: The Giant Invisible Rubber Band by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training When I get tired at the end of a hard race, I unpack this secret weapon and throw it around someone ahead of me or someone who had the audacity to pass me. For a while, ... Read on »
Reason to Run: To help a friend get into running. by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training One of the very best ways to consolidate the items you’ve learned from exercise is to help someone get started. Not only will you realize how much you have learned, but ... Read on »
If You Don’t Give Up… You Win! by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training We don’t know the year we will leave this earth. But, if you mentally project yourself running until the century mark, and make the right adjustments, you’ll expect and ... Read on »
Marathon FAQ by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Question: Can anyone finish a marathon?  Answer: I’ve heard from well over ten thousand runners, including many in their 60’s and 70’s,  who take their first running ... Read on »
Coming Back After a Bad Race or Workout by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training All runners have bad days. The most prominent factor that sets a champion apart from others is the ability to move forward after a setback. Spend a few minutes trying to ... Read on »
Sweat the Electrolytes by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Electrolytes are the ions in the salts that your body loses when you sweat: sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. When these minerals get too low, your fluid transfe ... Read on »
How to Burn More Fat by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training By running and walking for 90 minutes during one session each week, the leg muscles become fat burners. Over time, this means that you will burn more fat when you are si ... Read on »
The Stick by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This massage tool can help the muscles recover quicker. It will often speed up the recovery of muscle injuries or Ilio-Tibial Band injuries (on the outside of the upper ... Read on »
Marathon FAQ by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training QUESTION:   What are the three crucial training elements needed for finishing a marathon with strength? ANSWER: A very slow long run that gradually incre ... Read on »
Trail running: Choosing the Right Trail by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Trails vary greatly in difficulty. Some are flat, gentle, without confusing cross trails. Other trail systems are full of rocks, roots, erosion and other hazards. It pay ... Read on »
Short uphill stride helped me run my fastest marathon….at age 35 by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The 1980 Houston-Tenneco course had several significant rolling sections, and this worried me. I had strained my hamstring eight weeks before the race and had to lay off ... Read on »
Walking as an Endurance Exercise by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training What is endurance exercise? The essence of endurance exercise is to go farther – to keep doing an exercise long enough so that the body must find more efficient ways ... Read on »
Marathon FAQ: Question: I get light-headed and have trouble concentrating at the end of my long... by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Answer: In investigating this condition among my runners, I’ve discovered that the most common reason for this is low blood sugar. In this case, increasing the blood sug ... Read on »
The Power of the Group by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Among those who go through the Galloway Marathon Training Program, more than 98% complete a marathon. I’m very proud of them, but can’t, however take credit for this rat ... Read on »
Are You Working Too Hard Toward a Time Goal? by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training When runners get too focused on specific time goals they often feel more stress and experience some negative attitude changes. At the first sign of these symptoms, back ... Read on »
Vital organs kept in shape by running by Jeff G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Heart: Your heart is a muscle and responds positively to endurance exercise. A strong and effective heart pumps blood more effectively not only when you exercise. Hea ... Read on »