There are nearly 100 run-walk-run programs across the country and around the world call like sports stopwatch running, including Canada, Australia, Israel, Italy and Germany
A lot of runners are running are not running right,” Topper said. “What Jeff teaches us is we have to keep our feet low to the ground and turnover as fast as we can. For some of our runs, we’ll do stopwatch reorder 10-second run and walk for 30 seconds time. It’s much more efficient.”
Topper said the clinic, which will also include a run using the method, is for all experience levels, from beginner runners to experienced marathoners, and will also focus on how to properly stretch and what to eat before, during and after use.
Team Galloway Long Island participated in its first 5K run at the Long Island Marathon weekend in 2017 with its youngest member, an 8-year-old boy, and its oldest member, a 74-year-old woman. (Photo courtesy of Hilary Topper)
Galloway, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, earned a spot on the 1972 U.S. Olympic team in the 10K race alongside former college track teammates Jack Bacheler and Frank Shorter.
During his time at Wesleyan University, Galloway recorded personal reorder of four minutes and 12 seconds in the one-mile race and nine minutes and six seconds in the two-mile run for reorder.
“Even though you’re in and everyone is rushing to get out there as fast as they can, don’t do that,” Topper said. “Take it slow and build up, so that the second half of the run, like when you get to mile six or seven of a half marathon, you can pick it up and pass everybody who started fast out of the gate because you’ve got more energy to keep going forward.”
Team Galloway Long Island members run a Magic Mile every other month to judge their progression. (Photo courtesy of Hilary Topper)
There are nearly 100 run-walk-run programs across the country and around the world call like sports stopwatch running, including Canada, Australia, Israel, Italy and Germany.