Jeff Galloway

Jeff Galloway’s quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978 and to author Runner’s World articles and blogs that have been used by hundreds of thousands of runners of all abilities.  His training schedules have inspired the second wave of marathoners who follow the Galloway run-walk, low mileage, three-day suggestions to an over 98% success rate.

Running Programs

Jeff Galloway’s proven training program has led thousands of runners across the finish line while reducing the chance of injury to almost zero. Only 3 weekly training days are needed: 30-45 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday, and a longer session on the weekend. On half of the weekends, most will be running and walking for an hour or less. For more information and to see Jeff’s book, Galloway Training Programs, click here.

Training Guides

The IMT Des Moines Marathon realizes that athletes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Rather than offer a standard training plan, we encourage you to consult resources designed to get you to the start line on race day. Whether it be support from your local run club or a training plan you download from the internet (use caution).

As a result, we have partnered with Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian and America’s Running Coach, to provide you with the following Run-Walk-Run® method designed specifically by Jeff for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes … to get you to the finish line on race day.


Jeff Galloway – IMT Des Moines Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

Half Marathon

Jeff Galloway – IMT Des Moines Half Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

I-35 Challenge

Jeff Galloway – I-35 Challenge Training Guide. Click here.