Galloway Half Marathon 19-week Training Program

Date: 02/26/2017
Cost: $81.00

GALLOWAY HALF MARATHON (19-WEEK) TRAINING PROGRAM 

When & Where:

This 19-week program begins 8 am, Sunday, February 26, outside the Run Wild Missoula office (basement of the Runners Edge - 304 N Higgins, enter through the back alley door.) Sunday runs continue through July 2nd, the last Sunday before the Missoula Half Marathon.

Beginning in mid-March (details to be announced) class will start at The Loft (119 W Main St) and end with snacks and socializing at Run Wild Missoula (in the basement of the Runner’s Edge).

The class also meets at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays, at the Run Wild Missoula office for a 45-minute group run.  Informal "buddy runs" meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays at McCormick Park.

Half Marathon Class Prerequisites:

  • You must be a Run Wild Missoula 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 Half Marathon.

Cost:  The 19-week class costs $75, plus an Active.com processing fee, for an approximate total of $81.

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 and then navigate back to this class description page.

Class Messages and Maps:

This area is available for access by Run Wild Missoula members only.  Log in to your profile on the upper right hand corner of the RWM webpage. Should you have any questions or problems with member access, please contact Ashley Cossairt

 

Half Marathon Training Class Benefits:

  • A 19-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 from the beginning of the program
  • Galloway’s Training Programs book (first-year participants only)
  • A Galloway program technical t-shirt (optional hat for program alumni.
  • A Galloway program participant’s medal and season-end party
  • Opportunities for face-to face time with Jeff Galloway on marathon weekend

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.

Why don’t program alumni pay less, since they don’t get the “Training Programs” book?  Under our RWM contract with Galloway, all participants pay his lower “alumni” rate ($99) vs. his standard ($159) for first-year participants. Galloway Productions absorbs the cost of books for our new members and accepts a lower profit share, due largely to the fact that RWM is a nonprofit and training is staffed by volunteers. Most Galloway training programs are run for-profit, by individuals or businesses.

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 a 16-week Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Class that starts March 20th.

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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