Jeff Galloway proudly announces the kickoff for the NEW Galloway Training Program in Charleston!
Join today! Train with a fun and motivating group for the Shrimp & Grits 5K, the Cooper River Bridge Run, or even a Spring Half Marathon.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
**Note new location: 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston**
Online Registration for the Charleston Galloway Training Program here
Our running group will be meeting at the MUSC Wellness Center this Saturday (2/8/14) at 6:30 AM to run 10 miles. This run will include the Aurthur Ravenel Bridge for some hill training. If you are interested, come on out and join us.
This Saturday I have to do an 18 mile training run in preparation for the Goofy Challenge during the Walt Disney World Marathon in January. Today a running buddy Amy “The Tiny Terror” told me that the James Island Connector 10k this weekend would have finisher medals. Well since I am a race medal snob, this sounded like a perfect plan to add into my training plan! This 10k is only a block away from my 18 mile training run route, so it was a no brainer! This allows me to run the James Island Connector, a place not open to runners, to add a little variety to my training, and has 3 hills to give the rare hills training we don’t normally get in Charleston.
So two of my running partners are going to split it up to run with me. I am going to do the first 10 miles with one friend, and then the last 8 miles, which will include the 10k, with the other friend! This should be an awesome training run! I get to take a little break after mile 10 until the race starts. This will give me about 15 minutes to reload and recover before starting the race (aka continued training run for a medal!).
Registration for the James Island Connector 10K is still open until Wednesday Night, October 30th. If you want to join us, they have both a 10K and a 5K. The 10K is an out and back on the Connector. For the 5K you run the complete way down the Connector, and then a bus will return you to the Start where the post race festivities are. The race is $30, and you can register from the race website. If cost is an issue, my friend Amy provided a $5 off coupon code, just email me and I will provide it offline. Come out and join us!
Full 18 Mile Training Route
Course Map for the James Island Connector 10K
Preview of the race medal
Last week we started a running group at MUSC that meets each Wednesday morning at 5:30 am. It is not limited to MUSC employees. If you want to join us, here are the details.
When: Every Wednesday @ 5:30 AM
Where: Parking lot of MUSC Wellness Center. 45 Courtenay Drive Charleston, SC 29425
Distance: Approximately 4 miles
* The more people we have the more pace groups we can have! Last week we had 8 show up, and we are expecting more tomorrow. Don’t worry about pace, there will be someone there to run with you.
* We aren’t gathering @ 5:30, we are RUNNING OUT OF THE PARKING LOT @ 5:30. So if you need to stretch, socialize, tie your shoes, do downward facing dog, fire up your Garmin, etc. before the run, come @ 5:25.
* We’re running rain or shine. If you’re hardcore enough to run @ 5:30, you’re hardcore enough to run in the rain.
Here is the route for tomorrow:
This weekend, Saturday, July 27th, we are going to move our run over to Mount Pleasant for a change of scenery. We are going to meet at the gas station (Circle K) on Colman Blvd. at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The max distance for the run will be 10 miles; however, the way it is designed as an out an back, you can turn at any point along the way. We are going to run down Coleman Blvd. to Ben Sawyer, over to Sullivan’s Island. The 5 mile turn around point will be Dunleavy’s Pub.
We will meet at the Circle K at 7:00 AM. Post a comment here, or email me if we should expect you to come out.
So, let’s try this again, I am going to do the same plan we were going to go with last Saturday, since we got rained out.
This Saturday’s group run (July 20, 2013) will be 8 miles starting at 7AM at the MUSC Wellness Center. We will have varying skill levels, so we are going to run a 3:1 interval (run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute).