Question on Galloway's marathon program

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by Richard Dowli » Sat, 21 Mar 1998 04:00:00


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?

Thanks!

Rick Dowling

 
 
 

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by Ed Procha » Sat, 21 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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?

> Thanks!

> Rick Dowling

Some suggestions:

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.

 
 
 

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by Sam Call » Sat, 21 Mar 1998 04:00:00

        Galloway program has worked for a lot of people (others vary it
slightly)
        I recommend getting the original book and following it--it is pretty
specific.

Quote:

>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?

>Thanks!

>Rick Dowling


 
 
 

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by David Carp » Tue, 24 Mar 1998 04:00:00

The latest issue of Runner's World has a good article on Galloway's
program and some variants, such as run 4 min/ walk 1 min and repeat this 5
min cycle for as long as you want.  

My own personal variant is to run 10min at close to my fastest mile pace,
walking for 3 min, and then running successive half miles for 5 min with
2 min walks between.

dave

 
 
 

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by GeoMa » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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?

The Galloway method worked great for me.  I trained by running 5 minutes
and then walking one.  I did the Pacific Shoreline Marathon in Janauary
and will do LA this weekend.

pH

 
 
 

Question on Galloway's marathon program

Post by DickAi » Mon, 06 Apr 1998 05:00:00

Normally, I would be one of those guys who feels that walking during my run is
cheating.  However, a recent run has also shown me the worth behind "The
Run/Walk Plan" concept.

 As a "flat-lander" from Nebraska visiting Fort Collins, CO for a
 business conference, I was encouraged by some local runners to drive up to the
Horsetooth Reservoir for my run.  I was warned about the elevation and the
hills, but I was focusing on the expected scenery.   While I was agonizing up a
"bad" hill, I remembered the same article and was finally able to allow myself
a short walking break to recover.  To my amazement, I only needed a short
walking break for recovery.  The scenery was wonderful and the run challenging.

 Only afterwards did I realize that I had covered 7 miles of a very memorable
run by allowing myself two short recovery walking segments.  I am convinced!
These short segments made all the difference on a  hilly road route at 5500
feet (this compared to home at 1400 feet).

Dick Aichinger

Quote:

>The latest issue of Runner's World has a good article on Galloway's
>program and some variants, such as run 4 min/ walk 1 min and repeat this 5
>min cycle for as long as you want.  

>My own personal variant is to run 10min at close to my fastest mile pace,
>walking for 3 min, and then running successive half miles for 5 min with
>2 min walks between.