Sunday, January 3, 2010
Jeff Galloway Marathon Training... I'm contemplating it.
Has anyone used the Jeff Galloway method for marathon training (to finish training for beginners)? I know this sounds crazy, but I'm seriously considering a marathon this year rather than another half marathon. I told myself I'd see how my running was going in two months (see if I had stuck to my goal) then consider the marathon idea. The training method that I found still has me running 3 days a week, which I think it very do-able without taking time away from my research, since I could do my long runs on the weekend. The training program lasts 7.5 months before the actual marathon. So I figure I could just focus on running three days a week for a couple of months before starting the training. This morning I decided that I should at least look and see if there was a marathon available in my area at the end of the year. I found The Palm Beaches Marathon in the beginning of December. Caitlin said she'd be interested in running it with me. The Jeff Galloway run/walk method seems a little strange to me (especially since when I first started running I was determined to do all of my runs without stopping), but the reviews are good. People claim that they shaved time off of their previous marathon times by using this method. I like the idea that it is designed to reduce injury. I'm pretty excited about this idea. What do you all think? Does anyone want to join me?