Monday, April 14, 2014

Jeff Galloway brings his successful marathon training program back to Springfield

More than 200,000 people have trained for distance running using the Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run method, and now Galloway is bringing his program back to Springfield thanks to CoxHealth Fitness Centers. 

Galloway will kick-off a 6-month training program 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, at CoxHealth Fitness Centers at The Meyer Center, 3545 S. National, in Springfield. Participants will complete the program in time to run in the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival Marathon and Half Marathon this fall. 

The Galloway method minimizes time spent in training, reduces injury and fatigue, and has a greater than 98 percent marathon completion rate. The program can be used by beginning runners and experienced runners who want to run faster. 

After the kick-off, training sessions will be held 7:30 a.m., Saturdays, April 26 – Oct. 25, at Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine, in Springfield. (Sessions will start earlier in the day when temperatures increase.) Program participants will receive a Jeff Galloway running shirt and book, once-a-week on-site coaching, discounts at local stores catering to runners and more. For participants who register June 1 or before, the fee is $99; after June 1 the fee is $120. Returning participants receive a discounted rate of $75. For more information or to register call CoxHealth Fitness Centers at 269-3282.