Anyone else doing "Team In Training"?

Anyone else doing "Team In Training"?

Post by nathani » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:17:37


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's fundraiser.  

I recently signed on to train for a marathon (Rock and Roll in San Diego) and
raise $$ for the charity.

Has anyone else done this?  Any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance....

Nathaniel

 
 
 

Anyone else doing "Team In Training"?

Post by Sam » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 12:27:52

I did TNT years ago as a participant and now coach for another charity.

The training program is solid (at least what I have seen of it in the past)
although as with any charity program (including the one I work with), the
quality of coaching can vary greatly.  Most follow a pretty basic program
like Galloway (which I think TNT uses).

As for the fundraising, do not procrastinate.  As a runner, I found the
fundraising to be the hardest part.  Asking people for money is just not
easy for me.  Also, if you plan to do something other than a letter writing
to friends (where most of the money comes from) like an event, keep in mind
that the "profit" from these is small typically and might not be worth the
trouble.  Selling things like Krispy Kreme doughnuts might be a worthwhile
endeavor once a month (hit the local fire houses in the morning with them).


Quote:
> The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's fundraiser.

> I recently signed on to train for a marathon (Rock and Roll in San Diego)
and
> raise $$ for the charity.

> Has anyone else done this?  Any suggestions?

> Thanks in Advance....

> Nathaniel


 
 
 

Anyone else doing "Team In Training"?

Post by K » Sat, 02 Mar 2002 03:22:25

The TnT group I trained for LA's marathon this Sunday does not use Galloway.
Our biggest run was 18 miles.

It's been a very positive experience.  Good peer and coach support.  As with
any coaching, filter with your own common sense.

-K

 
 
 

Anyone else doing "Team In Training"?

Post by Asya Kams » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 08:20:39


Quote:

>The training program is solid (at least what I have seen of it in the past)
>although as with any charity program (including the one I work with), the
>quality of coaching can vary greatly.  Most follow a pretty basic program
>like Galloway (which I think TNT uses).

The TnT program in SF does not use Galloway, in fact, I don't think
it's a good program for beginners.  They talk about walk/job for
novices, but they talk about DECREASING the amount of walking as
the distances increase (instead of the other way), and the longest
run is 18 miles -- after that they say to just crawl to the finish
line.

But if you have some experience with marathons already, I think it's
a good program for companionship during workouts, structures program,
and a good cause to inspire you to keep going.

I'm training for the Anchorage Mayor's Midnight Sun marathon in June
with Golden Gate SF TnT.  I did the AIDS Marathon last year which
did use the Galloway program.
--
Asya Kamsky

"San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was." -- Herb Caen