#TriTraining – #JeffGalloway – His methods works for Swimming, too.

Alison and I have different strengths (she in the water/bike, and me in running). Please understand that I am an older runner and was never an athlete growing up (unlike Alison).  Several times I have used Jeff Galloway’s method (run/walk) during my half marathons http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/.  I find that when I am not well trained, this is a fantastic way to not get injured, finish the race and have a bit of gas left in the tank to take it home strong.  Alison and I use this for our runs (Sandi and Alison post runwe monitor heart rate recovery and fatigue levels during these run/walks. It gets easier each time, right Alison?

 

So Alison adopted this technique for our open water swims.  Swim to a buoy, side stroke (the equivalent to the walk portion of Jeff’s technique) and then swim to the next buoy.  WOW!!! It worked and I felt much better after our last swim.  So this old technique for running is our new technique for swimming.

Just goes to show – transferable skills and techniques are often very helopful.

This is why a Tri is so much fun with a buddy – you learn different techniques and apply them as appropriate. It just take a different set of eyes!   Go us.

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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