Taking 5 with Jeff Galloway

Thursday, 27 January 2011  |  Interviews + Features

This article will be published in the next issue of The Bull Runner Magazine to be released next week. My friend and Chi Running Instructor, Lit Onrubia, had an exclusive interview with Jeff Galloway for TBR Magazine before his much anticipated arrival in Manila next week. Here goes…

The running scene in the Philippines is better than ever! Races every weekend? Check. Ten thousand people in a single race? Done that. Expert race event organization? No problem. World-class coach teaching us how to run better? Um, sadly, no. That is, until now. Jeff Galloway — running and coaching legend, inventor of the Galloway Method, member of the 1972 US Olympic team and named one of 18 Runner’s World Experts in the magazine’s 40th anniversary edition — will be coming to Manila and Cebu from February 2-6, 2011 for a lecture and workshop series. Jeff recently shared his thoughts with us on how to run faster, longer and injury-free.

1. What is the most important lesson that you’ve learned throughout your running and coaching career about how to run at your best?

JEFF: There are two: 1) adjust your pace so that you can receive the boost to the attitude and vitality that each run can bring, and 2) be sensitive to your “weak links”. These are the areas of the body that ache more often and break down when pushed too hard. If you reduce training distance and intensity, at the first sign of an irritation (by inserting more walk breaks) you may not have to take any time off from running.

2. Many people believe that taking walk breaks slows you down, and that walking is a sign of weakness. What do you have to say about this?

JEFF: I’ve heard from over 300,000 runners who have used my training methods. Most find that the run-walk-run strategy actually speeds them up in races. Surveys back this up. When non-stop runners use the right ratio, the average improvement when using run-walk-run is over 13 minutes in a marathon. Walk breaks allow runners to train for marathons and other events, without being tired all the time.

3. You’ve run over 150 marathons. Millions around the world dream of doing it. What makes the marathon so special?

JEFF: There is no other experience in life that gives the combination of satisfaction and achievement, as that experienced from finishing a marathon. I hear from thousands every year who tell me how it has improved the quality of their lives!

4. I’m an experienced runner but i’ve plateaued. My race times are no longer improving. What can I do to improve my time?

JEFF: Longer long runs (run very slowly) have helped most. In addition, the following have improved race time significantly: running a greater number of speed repetitions, using some mental training techniques, and inserting the right strategy of walk breaks.

5. The running community in the Philippines is excited about your upcoming lecture and workshop series. What can they expect during your talks?

JEFF: I’ll explain how to stay injury free, how to stay motivated, how to run faster and farther without being tired all the time, efficient running form, the best food for performance, when to eat for best results, fat-burning, and mental training to break through barriers. I will also explain how to calculate the correct pace for each person, for long runs and races…and more!

Sales of tickets for The Galloway Method are on going.  Click HERE to view details.

The Galloway Method: Tickets on Sale Now

Friday, 7 January 2011  |  News + Promos

It was our dream to fly THE Jeff Galloway into Manila. It’s surreal that he’s finally arriving in less than a month’s time!  You MUST be there to join us!


Jeff Galloway is a legend in the running world. He is a world-class athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team. He is the inventor of the Galloway Training Programs and has coached over 250,000 runners and walkers all over the world. Jeff has completed over 130 marathons and has written 18 books on running, walking and general fitness and speaks at over 200 events annually. He has been named one of 18 Runner’s World Experts in the magazine’s 40th anniversary edition.


Join Jeff as he discusses and demonstrates the tips and techniques that have helped thousands of runners run faster, longer and injury-free! Hear Jeff talk about the following:

  • Conquering “The Wall”: how you can break through your limits and eliminate fatigue
  • The “Magic Mile” formula: how to accurately predict your race performance
  • The Galloway Method: Why taking walk breaks can make you run faster
  • How to do speed work, hill training and long runs properly so you don’t waste your training
  • How you can train to run any distance and still enjoy family, friends and career
  • How to correct your running form and improve running efficiency
  • Staying motivated: Why losing motivation while training is normal and how you can keep your focus on your goal
  • Nutrition: What to eat before, during and after your race for optimal performance
  • Why monitoring and boosting your blood sugar level is critical to successful racing
  • How to deal with injuries and recover as fast as possible
  • Race-day strategies: Run your best race using the correct strategy
  • Over-training: How to avoid it so you run at your best during race day
  • Why proper cross-training and strength training will improve your running
  • An extensive Q&A follows where Jeff will answer all your questions based on data gathered from coaching over 250,000 runners and a running career that spans nearly 50 years!
SCHEDULE OF TALKS: (Limited seats available)
  • MANILA: Colegio de San Agustin Basketball Arena, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City
    • Wednesday, 2 February 2011 | 6 to 9 PM
    • Saturday, 5 February 2011 | 2 to 5 PM
  • CEBU: Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City
    • Thursday, 3 February 2011 | 6 to 9 PM

  • NEW BALANCE – Glorietta, Shangrila, Festival Mall
  • PLANET SPORTS – Alabang Town Ctr., Glorietta 3, Powerplant, Trinoma, Ayala Ctr. Cebu
  • RUNNR – Boni High Street & Cebu
  • SECONDWIND RUNNING STORE – Ortigas Home Depot & Teachers’ Village, QC
  • THE STARTING LINE – West Gate Ctr. Alabang


All registered participants of TBR Dream Marathon 2011 will be given (1) complimentary ticket worth P500 to The Galloway Method Lecture.  To claim, runner must pick up on the following days (or send a representative with an authorization letter) and present a valid ID:

  • Jan. 12, Wednesday, 6pm to 9pm, ROX Bonifacio High Street during Bull Circle
  • Jan. 22, Saturday, 5:30 am to 7:30 am, in front of Krispy Kreme, BHS, during Bull Session
  • Jan. 26, Wednesday, 6pm to 9pm, ROX Bonifacio High Street during Bull Circle
  • Jan. 27, Thur to Jan 31, Monday – Planet Sports, Powerplant Rockwell

All unclaimed tickets will be automatically forfeited.  Ticket is strictly non-transferable, not convertible to cash, not for resale.  Runners who sell or transfer tickets may be disqualified from joining TBR Dream Marathon on March 20, 2011.


Sign-up for the Galloway Running School!  Jeff will personally conduct two workshops in Manila and one workshop in Cebu! Class size is limited to 30 students and will run for 3 hours. During the workshops, Jeff will provide personalized instruction on the following:

  • How to improve time
  • Individualized format–ask any question in any area
  • Specific running drills for easier, more efficient, faster runs
  • How to improve endurance without pain and over-fatigue
  • How to avoid hitting the wall
  • Specific training programs for specific goals
  • Specific recommendations on water intake, eating and why it’s good to drink coffee
  • Dealing with heat
  • Absolving you of guilt for not stretching
  • Strength for running
  • Motivation techniques to get you out the door
  • Mental toughness techniques to keep going
  • “Dirty tricks” that will strengthen your mind on race day
  • When to replace shoes


  • Manila: Wednesday, Feb 2, 6 to 9 am, UMAC or ULTRA (venue to be confirmed)
  • Manila: Saturday, Feb 5, 6 to 9 am, UMAC or ULTRA (venue to be confirmed)
  • Cebu: Friday, Feb 4, 6 to 9 am, TBA

WORKSHOP PRICE: P4,000 per head

* Note: Come in your running gear!


MANILA: Call 0915.638.5801 or 507.4507 or email: galloway@forwardleanrunning.com

CEBU: Call 232.6888 loc 8941

And the Winner is…

Wednesday, 8 December 2010  |  News + Promos

Now that was easy! Yes yes and yes. Jeff Galloway is coming to town (Manila & Cebu) on February 2-6, 2011! Are you as excited as I am?

Forward Lean Running and The Bull Runner
co-presented by New Balance
Learn how to run fast, smart, and injury free for the rest of your life

For now, that’s all I can reveal.  Stay tuned for more details.

And now for the lucky winner of two (2) tickets to The Jeff Galloway Method.

The winner is…


…the 12th correct commenter: JAYVEE JAO!

Congratulations Jayvee!