> I started training for a marathon by jogging 2 miles and walking a minute.
> I developed some knee problems and had to give up the training for a
> while. I would like to start it again by trying Galloway's method of
> jogging a mile and then walking for a minute. My question is during
> training are you suppose to run without walk breaks, or do you run a mile
> and then walk a minute? Does anyone have a training schedule that has
> worked for them?
> Rick Dowling
walking breaks are fine. Training is training, do whatever works.
I don't have a schedule for you but at the beginning stages where
you currently are it is better to go simply by time. Build up
to a 30minute run (without walking breaks) by starting with a
10min. run (walking when "necessary") and increasing slowly.
If you have Galloways book, (where's my copy when I need it??)
then may I suggest you try running a 10K first? there is a training
schedule for different times. Use the one with the lowest goal time.
As you train, you can judge whether you are better than that level.
But even before a 10K, try running a 5K race. Even a beginner with
only a little training (a few months for most, about 6months for me 8^)
can finish a 5K in about 30minutes. My first 5k time was 31:27, so
since a 5K is about 3.1miles, that made it about 10mintes per mile.
On practice runs over unknown courses I still use that as my
calibration: "ran 50minutes, so it must be 5miles!"
Hope to see you at the races. Remember the goal (at least for me)
is to finish. Going fast is just icing on the cake.