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Old 04-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #631
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OK, I did the Goofy and was mad for the Dopey. Unfortunately it sold out like hot cakes. I am pleading for help. If anyone has an in or knows of a sponsor that has an entry, please contact me and let me know. I even caved and told Chiquita I would run in a banana outfit. Looks like its only the Wine and dine this year and the Goofy again. Will have to wait for 2015 otherwise.
Check with the wdw marathon weekend website registration tab travel agencies - they may still have spaces open but you have to book hotel (usually 3 night min) & park tix (2 days min) - its how I'm registered! (DH too)

Or you could go through a charity - again check the registration tab list!

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:35 AM   #632
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Galloway training plan has now been added to the RunDisney website officially.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #634
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[QUOTE="******************;48285288"]Galloway training plan has now been added to the RunDisney website officially.



I have always followed a Higdon plan and never used Galloway before. Seems strange to me that you only run 3 or 4 times a week ( which seems low to me) but then you practically run the Dopey toward the end 4,5,12,26 (which seems high to me). Anyone who has used his training programs have any insight? I kind of want to save the real deal for race weekend.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #635
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Galloway training plan has now been added to the RunDisney website officially.



I have always followed a Higdon plan and never used Galloway before. Seems strange to me that you only run 3 or 4 times a week ( which seems low to me) but then you practically run the Dopey toward the end 4,5,12,26 (which seems high to me). Anyone who has used his training programs have any insight? I kind of want to save the real deal for race weekend.
Look at any of Jeff's plans and you will see that he has runners run the entire distance as part of training. I am not a fan of doing the distance for anyone other than the elite end of the event. That is unless one is newer and struggling with the mental game. Then there is an assurance that comes with running close to the distance if not the distance.

You will do well on the Higdon marathon plan.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #636
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I have always followed a Higdon plan and never used Galloway before. Seems strange to me that you only run 3 or 4 times a week ( which seems low to me) but then you practically run the Dopey toward the end 4,5,12,26 (which seems high to me). Anyone who has used his training programs have any insight? I kind of want to save the real deal for race weekend.
Galloway's training plans that go to & past the race distance are meant for those who are using his entire training philosophy and take walk breaks early & often.

If you are not planning to use frequent walk breaks, you'll probably want a different training plan.
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I am not a fan of doing the distance for anyone other than the elite end of the event. That is unless one is newer and struggling with the mental game. Then there is an assurance that comes with running close to the distance if not the distance.
Galloway's philosophy is that runners hit the wall at the distance of their long run in the past 2-3 weeks. His plans that go to & past the race distance are meant for those who use his entire training plan, not just look at the distances & go out and run them straight through.

I trained for the 2013 marathon and completed the long runs of 17, 20, 23, 26, and 28 miles, but I did it following his guidelines - I did them 1-2 minutes per mile slower than my planned race pace and I used my plan race run/walk ratio of 90 seconds:30 seconds as I learned when I attended the Galloway running school.

For me, it worked. My half PR is a 2:14 using his methods and I was able to finish the marathon in 5:16, which in that heat & humidity was a successful day for me.
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Actually, run/walk vs run is not really a factor; its a tool or a method of running. Jeff focusses on long runs and emphasizes the weekday runs less than other plans. Other plans have differing focal points as well. Higdon's plan has a brutal midweek run that is long for most folks.

Since we are all an experiment of one, there is no magic plan what works for all. I have found through my experience that the longer the long run (more specifically, the more time on a long training run past 3-3.5 hours) the greater the chance for injury. The trade for going shorter on the long runs is that one must really step it up on the midweek runs. I coach hills and speed work and shorter long runs.

Saying all that as I previously stated, I do see merit in going up to race distance for those who need the mental boost. I offer support and training suggestions for any plan out there but I also will point out the weakness of plans as well when questioned.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #639
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No offense, but that’s incorrect. Jeff has said in person that he does not recommend going the full distance in training unless you are doing a run/walk from the start.
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No offense taken, it's an opinion that I respect. However, he would not have a person run a 5 k without run/walking either. Don't get me wrong, I train run/walk and rarely run past 16-17 miles in training. But it remains a running method, not a plan.
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Actually, run/walk vs run is not really a factor; its a tool or a method of running.
Actually, when I attended his running school, he very clearly said that he would not recommend covering the race distance or beyond to runners who were NOT using walk breaks.

He also said that if a person were able & wanted to run a 5K or 10K without using walk breaks, they should. In face, he suggests that if one uses the walk breaks effectively from the beginning of the race and wants in the final miles to run continuously, they should.

There's a whole lot in his books & running school that doesn't come across in the PDF's RunDisney posts to their website.
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Galloway's philosophy is that runners hit the wall at the distance of their long run in the past 2-3 weeks. His plans that go to & past the race distance are meant for those who use his entire training plan, not just look at the distances & go out and run them straight through.

I trained for the 2013 marathon and completed the long runs of 17, 20, 23, 26, and 28 miles, but I did it following his guidelines - I did them 1-2 minutes per mile slower than my planned race pace and I used my plan race run/walk ratio of 90 seconds:30 seconds as I learned when I attended the Galloway running school.

For me, it worked. My half PR is a 2:14 using his methods and I was able to finish the marathon in 5:16, which in that heat & humidity was a successful day for me.
Thanks to all of you who replied, it was helpful to hear from folks that have used his method before. I think I will stick to Higdon though and save my walking for picture stops.
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Thanks to all of you who replied, it was helpful to hear from folks that have used his method before. I think I will stick to Higdon though and save my walking for picture stops.
If you're walking at the picture stops you're lucky. Try waiting 15-20 minutes for the more popular characters.
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If you're walking at the picture stops you're lucky. Try waiting 15-20 minutes for the more popular characters.
Really? I don't remember waiting more than 5 or 10 minutes and the only character I skipped was golfing Mickey near the courses. Of course that was 2010. Maybe everyone was too cold to stand still : )
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If you're walking at the picture stops you're lucky. Try waiting 15-20 minutes for the more popular characters.
I don't think I waited more than 5 minutes for any of them, although DW and I did not stop and wait for Mickey and Minnie at the castle. (The longest wait might have been Ariel right before the castle.
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