How I ran slow in training and got a marathon PR

Kathy Mukhopadhyay

Running a marathon is hard work, not just the race but the training too.  I've run 5 marathons and in all of them I've incorporated the Jeff Galloway run-walk-run method into both the training and races.  Even though I've incorporated walks into my runs, I've approached other aspects of my training with a little more variation.  What I found that in addition to the well known run/walk strategy, there were two more things in the training that made big differences in getting my best time- slow long runs and fast weekday runs.

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