Hey all, I am running a 5k next Saturday, but am doing Galloways 10k training plan.... I like the walk breaks during training, I feel really good, so far, after my runs, am not as gassed or sore etc... BUT I have real issues with walking 8 minutes of a 60 minute 10k, and saying I "ran" it... Has anyone else used the walk breaks to keep a smoother less trying training plan, but RAN the whole event? I am looking for feedback here... no one I know has ever used the walk break idea before, so I have no other avenues for info...
I used the Galloway training method for completing my first full marathon. At the time of my training my furthest running distance was 5 miles and that was when I was in high school. Now I am 37 so I had a small running training base. I would start running then I would get bored with it and then would stop, then start again. I did have somewhat of a base because of my bike riding. However, the cycling may help with some muscle groups, but running is totally different.
What I'm trying to say is that a run walk program is a good thing. I did complete my first marathon (Marine Corp. Washington D.C.) in October this year. Up to that point my longer runs, anything over 7 miles I would do the walk thing. Usually I would walk after 10 minutes of running and then walk for a minute. I truely believe that if I didn't learn to walk I would not have finished the marathon.
It did take me 5 hours and 3 minutes, but I also live in a flat state FL and there are hills in the District of Columbia.
Sorry if I've strayed, but I my personal experience is to walk if you are training that way, there is no shame in it. Your body will thank you, you probably won't be the only one walking.
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Can I jump in with a question? I am finishing C25K but having some motivational issues about getting past the 25 minute run without a walk break. I downloaded 2 Galloway workouts from MotionTraxx and used the 30/30 intervals last Saturday. I didn't feel like the run times were long enough. The other one I have is 60/60 intervals for 45 minutes which I will do the day after Turkey Day. I am looking for an interval training plan that increases distance, a 10K plan maybe? Any suggestions? And do you know of one with a podcast or phone app?
Thanks for any help you can give, I think I just need to break out of a rut and increase my distance.
If you can run the long ones with like one 1 minute walk/ drink break in the middle, on 5k or 10k you can skip that.... training isnt supposed to be "game day" it is slowly building blocks for the race.
I am using hal higdons 10k for novices
It seems good.... slowly ramps you up, adds some cross training and off days... I havent found a good 10k app yet.. there are a ton of 5k ones... but since you arent doing as much intervals now, an app would be pretty basic. 5 minute warmup, run 30, 5 minute cool down!