Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program
Targeting marathon and half marathon events in the fall and winter months. New runners may target marathons in late November and later months, such as Space Coast, Disney, Celebration, and 26.2 with Donna marathons, as well as half marathons in October or later, such as Lighthouse Loop, Wine and Dine, and OUC. Returning runners may target earlier races such as Chicago and NYC marathons - first long run mileage will be 10 or 12 miles for these races, so keep up your spring training. Next session dates: June 4, 2016 - February 12, 2017.
Current registration offerings are for Galloway alums only - the Maintenance session is our off-season, and runners are on their own to coordinate runs with their groups. Support is supplied on Saturdays only, by other Track Shack programs. Alums can also register at this time for a FULL YEAR, basically Maintenance + the 9-month session that starts in June. See the weekly email for the link, or contact me at email@example.com. Alums who will be serving as Group Leaders or support crew, please contact me for your registration discount code, BEFORE registering.
Online registration will open in late April for New Members, and for Alums who only want to register only for the June 9-month session. Link will be posted here.
Half Marathon Training Program
Targeting 2017 half marathons ONLY, such as WDW half marathon, Celebration half, 26.2 with Donna half marathon and Disney Princess half marathon. Next session dates: September 11, 2016 - February 12, 2017. Online registration will open in early August.
Magic Mile Options if you miss Kick-off:
- Come to our morning track workout on Thursdays at 5 am, and I'll time your Magic Mile (MM) then, or you can time yourself.
- Send me a recent race time (5K, 10K, half or full marathon), from within the last 2 months- I can use this to back in to your equivalent MM time.
-NEW this year! Returning runners, you may select to receive a Galloway Alumni hat INSTEAD of a Galloway shirt, when you register. The system requires you to select a shirt size, but if you want a hat, just select that also, and I'll order the hat for you instead of the shirt.
-NEW Alumni Recruiting Discount! Returning runners, if you recruit 2 new members to our program, you get 50% off your own registration fee. If you bring 3 new members, you get free registration. NO REFUNDS! How this works: Hold off on your registration until your recruits register. After they register, provide their names to Laura Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get your special discount code. The offer is not available if you have already registered as we do not process refunds.
The Galloway Method
The Galloway training method, designed by Olympian and long-time marathoner Jeff Galloway, is a unique run/walk/run® style of training that minimizes injuries and enables participants to achieve their goal of completing a marathon or a half-marathon. The Mission statement for Galloway is to help people improve their lives through running. The run/walk/run method enables participants to do so while having fun. Track Shack's Orlando Galloway Training Program provides marathon and half marathon training for runners of all levels: from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Pace groups are set up to ensure a comfortable and safe training pace for the long mileage runs. This run/walk/run® program prepares participants for an incredible achievement. Check out the FAQ for more details, and watch the brief video below to hear what our runners say about the Orlando Galloway Program.
Weekly Meeting Times and Locations
Glenridge Middle School (map/directions)
Tuesdays 4:45 am meet at back parking lot of school (use Upper Park Rd to get there), in the covered drop-off area facing parking lot (finish by 6 am)
Thursdays 4:45 am meet at track (finish by 6 am)
Saturdays 5:45 am* (may begin earlier depending on mileage) meet at covered bus lane facing Glenridge Way (finish time depends on distance that day)
Evening Options August-February:
During the week, Galloway members can run with Track Shack's Zero to Fit program, which meets 2 nights per week in 2 different locations (Glenridge and Lake Mary.) Click here for more details.
Wednesdays 5:45 PM meet behind Track Shack for the weekly group run
Ample parking is located in the lot behind the school, which can be reached via Upper Park Rd. This lot should always be used on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and once the bus lane parking fills on Saturdays. Cars parked on the grass along Glenridge Way, or in front of the gates to the school utility area are likely to be towed or ticketed.
Training Program Director, Orlando Galloway