'Jeffing' Parkrun

My daughter and I went to our nearest parkrun this morning. Perfect weather, dry and mild but not too warm.

My daughter got a pb, brilliant, she is doing so well post transplant. But me????? Well for some reason I found the first 2k hard going. I think because i have been using Stepping Stones and the Speed podcasts regularly I may have set off too fast. So i decided i would try the Jeff Galloway Run/walk method to take some pressure off myself.

I did a 60/30 split for the final three k. It felt ok.

Im awaiting my official time, but from what i can tell I am not any slower than when I run the full distance. I think I will do a bit of Jeffing more often πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Happy running everyone 😎

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  • Just got my times through, my quickest 5k ever πŸ˜€πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸŽˆ

  • Whoop whoop! Well done Jacs.

  • I did a 60/30 split for the final three k. It felt ok.

    Do you mean you run for 60 secs and walk for 30? also what kind of pace/speed do you do that, just curious so I may give it a go.


  • I ran 60s, walked 30s. I am a very slow runner. So for this parkrun I increased my usual pace when running. I also maintained a good walking pace throughout. This resulted in me taking an average of 35s per k of my usual pace. Im very happy with that. Im also very surprised, but I think the increased pace training I am working on is beginning to pay off, i just need to be able to maintain over longer distances

  • Thanks for that. I too am a slow runner/jogger, my 5k is 55.19 and I want to speed up, but if I try to run a 5mph I can only do that for 3 minutes. I run 2 intervals and one long run which is my 5k, however I only graduated last month so I need to be patient and hopefully pace will come with more experience.

  • Yay Jacs that is great news. Well done to both of you. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Jacs, I did the same today! Only I did much longer run/walks and didn't get on with it at all (I'll post later). Well done you! Great result :)

  • Annie, any run is better than no run and faster than those on the couch. We both did good πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€

  • When I read your post's title Jacs I thought "where's Jeffing then?" 😊

    It must be lovely to run with your daughter.

  • It really is lovely IP. It only happens when she is home or we visit in London . As shes a teacher that is usually school holidays. Its a perfect excuse for a parkrun, we make it a family thing, hubby is driver and cheerer on, provides post run mint tea etc! He does a walk.

    I really struggled yesterday, it gives your confidence a bit if a knock 😩

  • Sounds πŸ€—

  • I am so much faster when I run/walk. I usually do a couple of k nonstop then run/walk for the rest of my run these days, unless I'm consciously out for an endurance extravaganza. Coming back again after my usual Feb/March MS dip, I was amazed this morning to have all running sections under 7min/k, which is superfast for me. Imagine how fast I could've been if I hadn't inadvertently downed 3/4 of a bottle of wondrous Portuguese red last night .....

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