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 4-8 months 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 2-3 miles.

What does registration include?

  • 7-month training schedule for our targeted races (depending on race and program)
  • A copy of Jeff Galloway's e-book for training programs
  • Leslie Jordan brand gender-specific technical shirt
  • One year free subscription to Runner's World Magazine
  • 15% discount card for non-sale merchandise at Track Shack (family member 10%)
  • Direct email access to Jeff Galloway
  • Weekly program emails
  • Runs supported with water and/or sports drink
  • Registration discounts on OUC half, 26.2 with Donna, and other races
  • 50% off cost of Galloway Running School
  • Finisher's Medal

How much does it cost?

For new members, the cost is $190; for Galloway alumni runners, the cost is $160.

How do I register?

Kerrie Gregory
Program Director
Orlando Galloway

When does my subscription to Runner's World start?

New subscriptions to the magazine are started on a quarterly basis, so the September issue is most likely going to be the first issue you get in the mail. You will get a full year of the magazine, from whichever month it starts.

Runner Training Frequently Asked Questions

What if it rains?

We run in the rain. Since it is so hard to predict Florida weather, workouts will not be cancelled ahead of time. In the event that lightning is present in the immediate area, workouts may be delayed or cancelled at that point. Workouts will only be cancelled 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 16 years of age or older. Runners under 18 years of age will need a parental waiver signed. If you are interested in finding a fitness program for your child, we suggest Track Shack's Junior Running Club, or contact your school or local YMCA for other options.