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I've been pondering on doing the Austin Distance Challenge (http://www.austindistancechallenge.com/events.asp/) and training for the Marathon in Feb. The Fall training season is starting up soon, most Austin programs start in Aug/Sept. The ADC starts with a 10k and has 7 races to get you to a marathon.

The Galloway Method is a run/walk method, where you run with walk breaks. So a 3:1 ratio has 3 minutes running and 1 minute walking, it's supposed to help your body recover faster and be less strenuous. Faster runners may want to do 5:1 or more. I'm interested in either the Galloway method, or one that's all walking.

How about if you've never run a marathon? Well, the trick to it is to start training early, you add about a mile in your long run per week.

Anyone else interested? The hard part is waking up in the morning in the weekends, usually either Sat or Sun at 7 am. Having a training group helps you be more accountable and have more support.


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Jul. 30th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
I'm really tempted to sign up with you, but it's so time consuming that I'm leaning towards no at the moment. You should go for it though! You already have some experience run/walking long distances.
Jul. 30th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
I want to! It's a pity that I live so bloody far away!

I'm doing the Galloway method, though I'm doing a minute rest break at every mile, which strangly coincides with the water stops. I can't be bothered to figure out every five minutes or half mile or whatever... it's too difficult for my rather limited capabilities. :)

And I know that my iPod could tell me ever five minutes like it does every mile now. I just have too much pride to do it that way. Hm...

I'm planning to run the Detroit Marathon in October... hopefully I'll be able to keep up my training at Pennsic! Good luck with your training!
Jul. 30th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
I'm interested...but getting up at 7am on the weekends...I dunno about that.
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