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Halfway there

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Perhaps a smidge from halfway, but close enough. I'm 'almost' halfway through the Galloway training for my half-marathon. And thanks to the kind people of the Galloway team who talked me down off the ledge from leaping to another training program, I think I'll make it all the way through, barring any serious injuries.

The Galloway schedule is like nothing else I've seen, it routinely alternates easy and hard weeks. Today I did 3 miles, next Sunday is 9.5 miles. In-between, I run twice more per week for 30 minutes (sometimes a bit more). That leap in mileage was scary, but I've found it's doable, much to my surprise (thanks again, Team!). Anyone interested here's the site I got it from:

And now that Phil saw his shadow, I guess we're supposed to have 6 more weeks of winter. Huh. Welp, that just makes interesting.

"Don't drive angry. Don't drive angry!"

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ANNWOGGER 2/5/2014 3:43PM


I too sometimes want to jump the ship fromGalloway - sometimes feel like I should just run the whole time. But.. it is so much more enjoyable to run/walk and I think that is the key.

Where do you live in OH? I live in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus and am also training for Half Marathon. Mine is May 3, 2014 - Cap City in Columbus. Depending on how that goes, I may try for the full marathon in October in Columbus.

Good Luck to you!


PS.. Will see you on the Galloway team posts!

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BOILHAM 2/4/2014 7:59PM

    Good job using the Galloway method. I believe some (like me) can run better times by using a walk run strategy. We tend to run faster during the run portions which makes the overall pace better. Way to go!!

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BLITZEN44 2/4/2014 10:18AM

    6 more years of winter... what's new? Getting used to it by now. They say acceptance is one of the final stages of grief. On a brighter note, way to go on sticking to your marathon training! 9+ miles..amazing! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/3/2014 9:13AM

    Consistency! Just follow the plan. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/3/2014 5:45AM

    Great job with your training!!

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BJPENNY70 2/2/2014 11:29PM

    Wow! That is a tough exercise gig. You can do it. Especially when you have a good backup team cheering you on. Good luck! You got this!

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MBTEPP 2/2/2014 11:27PM

    You are doing great! Don't jump ship on your choice of training. Usually your first instinct is the right choice. What is right for you may not be right for others. It is a good, well proven plan. You should be concerned about staying injury -free and Galloway training programs are good for that.

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I_CAN_AMY 2/2/2014 8:48PM

    That is good to hear about the Galloway method (not the 6 more weeks of winter). That is what I plan to use, after I run/bike/run my duathlon in May. I have been using a gym boss interval timer to keep to a 4 min run 1 min walk schedule. I feel pretty good and I feel like my duration is improving since I started using this technique. Keep in mind, I am not going that far, lol!

Sorry about the winter. He could be totally wrong, he's just a groundhog!



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-BLESSINGS- 2/2/2014 3:15PM

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MALAMI518 2/2/2014 2:47PM

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Thanks for sharing the link. I've been "training" for a half marathon myself, but I don't have a solid training plan. I've been making it up as I go, and I don't really have the expertise or knowledge to do that.

Good luck with your runs!

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PJ2222 2/2/2014 1:37PM

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GARDENCHRIS 2/2/2014 1:30PM

    hate Phil I want summer!

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DOGLADY13 2/2/2014 1:28PM

    Yeah. Punxatawney Phil is a ... nothing spark friendly is coming to mind.

Your training sounds like an extended interval training. Whatever that is.

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