About Us

The Galloway Method – Run Faster, Finish Strong, Avoid Injury, and Recover Quickly.

Tulsa Galloway Training Program is all about helping runners and walkers of all ages, paces, abilities and distances train for any distance. Our inaugural run was September 1, 2018. We follow Jeff Galloway’s highly successful Run-Walk-Run method. Our training schedule embodies Jeff’s conservative low-mileage, low-injury approach to running. We also have walking groups!

Tulsa Galloway provides a customized training program tailored to your current fitness level and distance goal. It is based on your Magic Mile (a one-mile time trial). You will train with others your own pace no matter your distance. A Pace Group Leader keeps the speed slow enough for all members, and enforces walk breaks from the beginning to the end.

Running Made Fun: Take Walk Breaks to Control Fatigue and Improve Your Time

You can control your fatigue in a race or long run by taking walk breaks, starting at the beginning. This strategy has been shown to help you run faster and feel more mentally tough. By breaking up the race or workout into manageable segments, you can stay strong until the end and enjoy a celebratory finish.

Walking is a great way to stay active and fit, and it’s something that most of us can do for hours without feeling too tired. Running takes more work, though, since you have to lift your body off the ground with each stride and then absorb the shock of the landing. This continuous use of running muscles leads to more fatigue, aches, and pains than if you alternated between running and walking. If you walk before your running muscles start to get tired, you allow them to recover instantly – increasing your capacity and extending the distance you can cover while reducing the chance of next-day soreness.

Running can be fun and easy with the Galloway Run-Walk-Run method! By running for short segments and then taking a walk break, you can manage your fatigue and enjoy your run. This “break” is not complete rest, but active recovery. Beginners will alternate very short run segments with short walks. Even elite runners find that walk breaks on long runs allow them to recover faster. So give it a try – you might just enjoy yourself!

Walk Breaks:

1. Give you control over the way you feel.
2. Erase fatigue and allow endorphins to collect, so you feel good.
3. Break up the distance into manageable units (“I can go for two more minutes”).
4. Help speed recovery and reduce the chance of aches, pains, and injury.
5. Make it easy to carry on with your day.
6. Give you all the endurance of the distance of each session without pain.