The Galloway Method

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So, a couple readers emailed me about how I began running, becuase honestly, prior to this academic school year beginning (August of 2009), I could barely run a mile (happily, which is really important) and I hated that!  It all sort of started when I wasn’t feeling very strong.  It’s hard to explain, I just felt unhealthy, like tired and not strong…I don’t know, anyway, I was reading about many bloggers who have found great experiences in running and I wanted to give it a try.  Since beginnning a “regular running regiment,” I finally feel strong.  It’s hard to explain, but I now like it, I think in part, because I see that I CAN do it.  I really did just jump into it doing 2 and 3 milers maybe 4 times a week.  That’s just how I work though, and what is ok for my body.  I already was on a regular cardio regiment, just not involving running as well.  But this definitely isn’t for everyone.  I have suggested the following programs to those reader’s who posed the question and wanted to expand on the later.

1.  Couch 2 5k (www.couch25k.com) which literally gets you to run a 5 k from any fitness level to no fitness level whatsoever.  Check it out.

2.  The Galloway Method ( http://www.jeffgalloway.com/) which is a method incovling intervals of running and walking that I initially heard about through Caitlin’s blog www.healthytippingpoint.com which I often refer to for running information.  I feel she is a trusted source!

Thus far, I have been running all of my distances (from 3-5 miles per run) pretty much at the same speed contiguously, as I have been on a treadmill lately due to the winter (and will be for at least 3 more months).  I want to start trying the Galloway method intermittently in my  “weekly workout schedule.”  I will definitely let you know how it goes.  Caitlin gives her “take” on the Galloway method here:

http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2009/12/a-runners-take-on-the-galloway-method.html

I’ll keep you posted.  But for today, it was just a 5 miler at a regular nice pace 🙂

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