Galloway Marathon Training Program (24-Week)

Date: 01/28/2018
Cost: $107.00

GALLOWAY MARATHON (24-WEEK) TRAINING PROGRAM

When and Where:

The 24-week program begins Sunday, January 28 at 8:00 a.m. outside the Run Wild Missoula office (304 N Higgins, basement of Runners Edge; enter through the alley back door).  Sunday runs continue through July 8th, the last Sunday before the Missoula Marathon.

Beginning in early April (details to be announced) class will start at The Loft (119 W Main St) and end at Run Wild Missoula (basement of the Runner’s Edge).

The class also meets for informal 45 minute buddy runs at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays behind the Runner's Edge and at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Currents parking lot at McCormick Park.

Marathon Class Prerequisites:

  • You must be a Run Wild Missoula (RWM) member to register for Galloway training classes. If you are not already a member, join RWM now!
  • If you can run or run-walk 3 miles before your first class, you will be able to complete the training in time for the Missoula Marathon.

Cost:  The 24-week class costs $99, plus an Active.com processing fee, for an approximate total of $107.

Registration: All Galloway program registration is handled through a link provided by Jeff Galloway Productions. You will need to access registration for the Galloway Marathon Training class through the members-only portal of Run Wild Missoula's website.  (Log in to your profile on the upper right hand corner of the RWM webpage.)

Class Messages and Maps:  Registered participants will receive weekly emails with informational material and route maps.  If you are not receiving emails, please contact one of the co-directors to make sure your email information is correct.  Email Pam & Kristi, Galloway Co-Directors

Marathon Training Class Benefits:

  • A 24-week training schedule that embodies Jeff Galloway’s conservative low-mileage, low-injury approach to distance running
  • A program that employs Galloway’s trademarked run-walk-run™ approach, using very short run walk intervals based on your current fitness (training ratios generally range from 15 seconds run-30 seconds walk, up to 30-seconds run-30 seconds walk)
  • Pace groups led by experienced and caring pace group leaders who offer personalized encouragement and coaching
  • Water stations for runs of 10 miles and longer; post-run snacks as mileage increases later in the season
  • A link to download Galloway’s Training Programs ebook
  • A Galloway program technical t-shirt (or optional hat for program alumni)
  • A Galloway program participant’s medal and season-end party

Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Galloway program require Active.com registration?  Run Wild Missoula provides this training under contract with Galloway Productions. We are one of more than 80 similar programs worldwide. Galloway conducts all program registration and other company business in partnership with Active.com.

Can I get a refund if I am injured or change my mind after I register?
  The following is Galloway Productions’ policy on refunds: The training fee is non-refundable. Requests for refunds are considered for medical reasons only and must be accompanied by a physician's letter. They must be submitted prior to the half-way point in the training season. A $25 processing fee will be retained. People who want to try out the Galloway class may attend up to three classes free of charge before registering for the season.

Can I switch between the Galloway class and other RWM classes without additional payment?
  Since tuition for Galloway training and for other RWM classes are paid to different parties and have different benefits, switching from class to class is not possible. Please give serious thought to your decision before registering.

How does Galloway training differ from other RWM programs that prepare people for the Missoula Marathon and Half?
  Galloway class benefits are described above. Key differences from other programs are the run-walk-run method,  pace groups with group leaders, and a more gradual approach to adding long-run mileage.  RWM also offers two Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Classes (one for runners, one for walkers) that start later in the spring.

Are classes cancelled in bad weather?
  The classes are held under virtually any weather conditions. If the City of Missoula Police Department closes city streets to non-emergency travel, the class will be cancelled.  Participants are coached on the subjects of winter running safety equipment and techniques early in the program.

What if I cannot attend all the classes?
  Many people meet their marathon or half marathon goals despite gaps in attendance. Their success comes through closely following the Galloway program schedule and training program principles on their own, when they are not able to run with the group.  Most people find that the camaraderie, encouragement, accountability, and personal attention that come with class attendance increase their likelihood of success.

Can I start in January even if I want to train for the half (not full) marathon?
  Yes. Many people like to get an early start with their half marathon training, and register for the 24-week ($99) class. Those people build initial mileage with the marathon class, then switch to the half marathon class later in the season.

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