Galloway Program Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Galloway Training Program??

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.

What is a Magic Mile?

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.

What does the weekly training consist of?

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.

What are the benefits?

Participants will be able to run their targeted race within 15 – 30 weeks depending on program (over 95% of the members do). Participants run with a pace group each Saturday at their ability level, on interesting and varied routes with water and sports drink every 5-7 miles. The run-walk-run method is a 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.

What does registration include?

  • a training schedule for your pace group
  • A copy of Jeff Galloway’s Training Programs e-book
  • Leslie Jordan brand technical shirt
  • Direct email access to Jeff Galloway
  • Weekly Training Schedule
  • Runs supported with water and/or sports drink
  • 50% off cost of Galloway Running School

How much does it cost?

New Members:
$159 for a marathon training program
$95 for a half marathon training program
$89 for a 9 week Getting Started program

$99 for a marathon training program


Runner Training Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the group runs start from and what time?

Group runs normally start from Lake Miriam Plaza in south Lakeland, but on occasion we may meet in downtown Lakeland near Munn Park or at the Fort Fraser trail. 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.

What if it rains?

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.

Can I still join if I can’t make all the scheduled workouts?

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.

Can I bring my baby jogger, stroller, or children with me?

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.

Can I enroll my child in a training program?

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 the Lakeland Runner’s Kids Running Club, or contact your school for cross country options for your middle or high school student.

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Sarah Kozul
Program Director Galloway Lakeland
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