ripresa (ripresa) wrote,
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Austin Distance Challenge and Marathon Training

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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