Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I decided in my head that I would try out this Galloway Run-Walk-Run thing, and by golly, I actually put it into practice this morning. 

Here are my thought after my initial attempt:
  • The 3:1 ratio seems like a good place for me to start.
  • I ran faster in the run portions than I usually do for a training run, this wasn't intentional, it just sort of happened.
  • I like walk breaks, who knew?!?
  • Timing this manually sucked.  A Galloway Gym Boss interval timer thing is on it's way, it just hasn't arrived yet.
  • There are two Galloway training plans for half marathons, one for those just wanting to finish and one for those wanting to finish within a certain time.  Since I haven't done a half marathon for 4 years and have been told that my half marathon days are over, I think I'll go with the "just finish" plan.  
  • I'm not fully committed to training for a half marathon, but I am committed to trying the Galloway method at least until the end of the year.
  • Jeff Galloway is nearly 70 and still running marathons, he must be doing something right.
  • I'm not sure any of my other running friends will do this with me, but I guess that's okay.
  • This whole endeavor has sparked some new excitement/interest that I haven't felt since I first started running.  That's got to be a good thing! 


  1. I used this idea when I hurt myself, but wanted to get back to training for the marathon. I had to remind myself to walk quickly when I had walk breaks and not just to slack off!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE Galloway! I do keep up a brisk pace when walking - enough to give my body a little break, but not enough to really slow me down!

  3. I have always done a modified Galloway (it's good for heaveir/slower athletes) - fingers crossed it gets you where you want - injury-free across the finish line!

  4. I like intervals and walk breaks. I have been using the Bluefin apps Ease Into 5K app and the Bridge to 10K app for a while -- I often just pick a day that has the intervals I want to run. They created an app that lets you create custom intervals, but I couldn't figure out how to set it easily and sort of gave up.

  5. People who like it tend to really love it. Go for it!

  6. I used my own version of this method in the last marathon I did. It hadn't been the plan but sometimes plans don't pan out so it ended up being my back-up plan.

  7. So many people swear by the Galloway Method. It sounds perfectly viable to me!

  8. I know quite a lot of people that use his methods in different ways. All very successful, even in ultras.

  9. I had the same experience! I ran faster than usual!

    Mom's Home Run

  10. Excitement back is a good thing. Hope this is great for you.