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1518 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2010 11:32 AM by Dog-lover
SHH4E Expert 58 posts since
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Apr 2, 2010 7:46 PM

Has anyone done the Galloway Marathon Training Program?

I plan to do one this May to help train for my first full marathon.

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  • RunninOnE Pro 74 posts since
    Apr 10, 2008

    I never "officially" tried it, but when I trained for my first marathon I did the run-walk-run plan.  And I did finish my first marathon in close to four hours, which was my goal at the time.  If you are just getting started training for this kind of distance, this type of training can you help you, at a minimum, build some confidence to complete longer distance runs.


    My personal plan was to run 5 miles, walk for one minute, run 4 miles, walk for one minute, run 3 get the idea.  Eventually I worked it up to longer intervals between walking.  I am not that familiar with the ENTIRE Galloway plan, but I couldn't have built up my endurance without it, most likely.  You will have to play around and see what works best for you.  Experiment with fueling strategies (how many gels does it take to complete 10-12-14-20 mile runs?) and hydration strategies.


    Man, when I started, I still look back on my first 14 mile run, my longest to date at the time, and I got home and told my girlfriend (now wife) that there is no way I could run a marathon.  I am running my 6th marathon a week from today!  So even put your head down and push through those workouts that seem super hard and you'll make it.


    Good luck with your training!  You can do it!

    Act like a horse.  Be dumb.  Just run.

    - Jumbo Elliot

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  • CDR Spencer Moseley Pro 167 posts since
    Mar 20, 2008

    I did years ago when I started running (adult on-set running) and it worked out well.  It built up the endurance enough so that I could make it all the way to the finish line.  I have a couple of runners that I am coaching for their first marathon and they are using his program.  It has good advice, but always intermix your own common sense in the plan.


    Have fun on your first marathon.  Don't worry about the time - just finish and have fun.  You will be very proud of the medal...

  • Dog-lover Legend 373 posts since
    Mar 5, 2008
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    4. Apr 14, 2010 11:32 AM (in response to SHH4E)
    Re: Has anyone done the Galloway Marathon Training Program?

    I did Galloway's marathon training last year.  His run/walk programs are great especially if it's your first marathon.  The "Year round plan" is a very good full year training plan that really helps you manage your base build up.  Good luck!

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    2008 - Grandma's marathon - 4:51            2011 - Get in Gear 1/2 marathon - 1:46

    2009 - Get in Gear 1/2 marathon - 1:49    2011 - Green Bay marathon - 3:51

    2009 - Grandma's marathon - 4:13            2011 - Grandma's marathon - 3:45

    2009 - Twin Cities marathon - 4:02           2011 - Minneapolis Pride 5k - 21:31

    2010 - Grandma's marathon - 3:58 ya hoo!

    2010 - Twin Cities marathhon - 3:55

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