1. Don’t you love it when you get beer at the end of a race?! That’s my motivation!!! I’m not much of a runner (I have asthma), but I did run/walk a few half marathons a couple years back. I used the C25K method as well.

  2. I’ve done the couch to 5k method to help me in a triathlon (I can swim. I can bike. I stink at running!!) The other method sounds great too. …And good for you for taking breaks. Listening to what our bodies need (physical and mental) is important.

  3. My goal for my first 5K was also to run the whole thing without stopping, since I trained by doing that same thing. I wonder if I would’ve been faster if I’d done a run/walk method.

  4. I remember a few years ago when someone called me a “jogger,” I exclaimed “hey now, I’m a runner! It doesn’t matter if I’m not fast or winning any races. If I’m doing these runs, I can call myself a runner!” I totally believe that to be true for everyone. You ARE a runner, not a wannabe! I haven’t done the Galloway plans but have heard really good things about them. Keep up the good work!

  5. Cool! I love that there are different methods and training programs so you can find one that works best for you. I’m not much of a runner, but when I do go through running phases, I do feel discouraged when I get to the point I have to walk. Sounds like I need a mental shift.

  6. I used the Galloway method to train for a marathon in 2006. It totally worked. A few years later I was able to run half marathons with no walk breaks (I was actually breaking PRs all the time, it felt great and I felt great). Then I stopped running for a few years. Now I’m back to the Galloway method (and “jaunting” as Meredith mentioned!). Getting back into running has been a challenge but I just see it as the program I need now, to get back into shape again. Or stick with for my knees’ sake. Whatever – I figure as long as I keep moving it’s all good. 🙂

  7. carrotbowl

    You ARE a runner! You rock and way to keep moving forward. Running is good work and it does so much for your head.

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