Welcome to Episode 160 of the Final Surge Podcast. Today we welcome Chris Twiggs to the podcast. Chris is a long time Final Surge user and an even longer coach with Jeff Galloway. Some know Galloway for from his spot on the US Olympics Team, some know him for his writing in Sports Illustrated, but most know him as the Run-Walk-Run Coach. We talk to Chris about the program, how it can help keep you healthy and running and how fast did Galloway actually do a marathon using this method. Also head over to FinalSurgeRacing.com to see the awesome virtual racing series Galloway has going.
1:14 How did you get started in running?
4:20 What about your first marathon training plan didn’t work for you?
7:40 Who is Jeff Galloway?
10:10 What is run-walk-run and how did Jeff come up with the concept?
12:55 When did Jeff run a 2:16 Marathon using Run/Walk?
14:14 Is there research that shows how the walk breaks are effective?
15:44 What is the magic mile and how does that work?
18:25 Wouldn’t the aerobic development be a factor in the magic mile accuracy?
20:37 Is run-walk-run only for beginners, are more experienced runners more hesitant?
28:59 Can triathletes use it?
26:30 How did your Galloway Training Groups get started?
27:40 How many cities have a program director right now?
29:00 You mentioned you guys run Disney every year. Is there a Galloway/Disney training connection.
30:37 You were one of really early users FS?
35:35 Can you tell us about your training plans that are for sale on Final Surge and the difference between those and your custom plans?
39:09 Tell us about this new Retro Run Half Marathon series using the new Final Surge Virtual Racing platform. I hear there is the opportunity to collect different medals and also get a Galloway training plan in conjunction with the race.
42:10 If an ultra runner wanted to run 4 back to back half marathons would that count?
Final Surge round, 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Galloway’s Book on Running and My Best Race
Current trainers you are wearing? – Hoka Clifton and Wave Riders
Favorite race? – Hard Rock 100 miler
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – BCAA
Your favorite workout – Mind of the Marathoner