The primary objective of the Galloway Training Program is to get you across the finish line injury free. This program has a pace group for every level of running and walking.
Participants begin the program by running a Magic Mile time trial. The Magic Mile is a unique tool developed by Jeff Galloway that will determine pace group for the long run, run/walk interval, training pace, and predict a reasonable time goal.
Weekly training consists of two weekday low mileage runs (which can be done on your own or with others of similar speed), and a Saturday long mileage run with your assigned pace group. Pace groups allow participants to meet new running friends, receive support and motivation, and facilitate running goals. Each group has a leader with experience using the Galloway training method. Runners are encouraged to train at the pace appropriate for their goals on the weekday runs; on the Saturday long runs, pace groups will train at the pace appropriate for their slowest member.
Participants will be able to run their targeted race upon completion of the program (over 95% of the members do). Participants run with a pace group each Saturday at their ability level, usually along the very beautiful and scenic Beach Road with water and sports drink every 3-5 miles. The run-walk-run method is an easy on the body way of training that allows you to run long and still enjoy your weekend. If you come into the program injury free, run-walk-run can help you stay that way. If you are a steady runner, you may be surprised when your finish times improve using run-walk-run method.
$75 for a marathon training program
Group runs normally start from Dunkin Donuts parking lot on the corner of Donald Ross Road and US 1 in Juno Beach, but on occasion we may meet in other locations. Normally runs start at 6:00 am, although the start time does vary based on how many miles the groups will be running that weekend. Members receive a weekly e-mail with the starting location and time.
We run in the rain. Since it is so hard to predict Florida weather, workouts will not be canceled ahead of time. In the event that lightning is present in the immediate area, workouts may be delayed or canceled at that point. Workouts will only be canceled if absolutely necessary. The only exception to this will be hurricane watches. If we are expecting a hurricane and the police have asked everyone to stay off the streets, we will abide by their decision.
Yes, you can still join one of our training programs even if you are unable to make every workout. It is in your best interest to attend every workout, but we also understand that this may not be possible. Ask your Program Director or pace group leader what you can do on the days that you will miss; they will be glad to provide you with workouts.
No, we regret that we are unable to allow baby joggers, strollers, or children to attend workouts. We have a large number of participants in all of our programs; therefore, children or strollers on the track or the road put the children and participants at risk.
The training program is not designed for children, but for individuals 18 years of age or older. If you are interested in finding a fitness program for your child, we suggest contacting your child's school for options.