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2/23/15 5:23 A

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I would definitely go for more distance. No more then a 10% addition to the distance that you have already been running. The training method that I use goes up two weeks in a row and then comes back slightly the third week. That is good for me, mentally and physically.
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2/19/15 8:47 A

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Great Goal! Good luck. I don't know too much about the Galloway method. But you have plenty of time to work up to the race. I would suggest that you do some backward planning.

Go out to the race date. You know you want to run 13.1 miles. Plan backward to know to see where you want to be each month. If on the race say you are planning on running for ten minutes with a one minute walk, it will be pretty obvious where you need to be each of the next nine or ten months. Same thing if you want to run the whole way.

You may want to try adding more distance three times a week at the same breaks you have know with shorter walk times the other two or three days a week at current distance (hope that sentence makes sense. Gradually increasing the distance and the running percent will help you make progress to your goal.

Don't be afraid to take a down week if you start feeling too tired from the training. It won't be linear increase, there will be some setbacks along the way. Just expect and accept them.

Good luck! You'll do fine!

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2/17/15 9:33 A

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I have been running for about 6 months now using Galloway 30:30. I have run several 5Ks and want to do my first half next Jan. Since the half is so far out I wondered what would be the next step to stepping up my running? Should I try to get to a longer run/walk ratio? Or try for more distance at the same 30:30? And if I step it up for run/walk ratio would I increase 15sec at a time (ie. 45:30) or go to 1:00/30? Thanks for any suggestions.

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