Training for the Streets

Training for the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway (2017)

  • Posted on: 28 June 2017
  • By: GCH Web

To help guide your training for the Galway Clinic Streets of Galway, we have prepared a plan to get you up to speed.

There are training plans published - one for absolute beginners to running and another for those aiming to the 8 km in 40 minutes. 

Click here for the beginners plan.

Click here for the 8 km - 40 minute plan.

 

 

Training Plans launch for the Streets of Galway 8KM

  • Posted on: 7 June 2017
  • By: david_glynn

The biggest road race in the West of Ireland is fast approaching when over 3000 runners take to the Galway Streets.
Have you ever dreamt or wanted to run but thought I cant or I dont have the fitness.
Well we have put together simple 2 month training plans for the beginner and for the more experienced runner who will be aiming for a 40 minute time.
Come to Westside Library at 6.30pm on Monday June 12th and we will give you all the details. Event is free.

Weeks 3 & 4 - Absolute Beginners

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: ciaran

The 3rd and 4th weeks of any training plan can be the most challenging and when injuries or illness often happen. You may find the initial enthusiasm is wearing off or you may have found the first two weeks easy and be tempted to increase your training rapidly. Now is the time to be patient and keep making incremental increases to the volume and/or pace of your training. It’s a fantastic time of year for training. If you are busy the bright early mornings and evenings provide extra opportunities to get your training done in daylight.

Weeks 3 & 4 - 40min 8km

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: ciaran

The 3rd and 4th weeks of any training plan can be the most challenging and when injuries or illness often happen. You may find the initial enthusiasm is wearing off or you may have found the first two weeks easy and be tempted to increase your training rapidly. Now is the time to be patient and keep making incremental increases to the volume and/or pace of your training. It’s a fantastic time of year for training. If you are busy, the bright early mornings and evenings provide extra opportunities to get your training done in daylight.

Weeks 1 & 2 - 40min 8km

  • Posted on: 15 May 2016
  • By: ciaran

Outline plan for somebody that is used to doing some running. To run 40 minutes for 8km you obviously have to run 5min per km or quicker. The plan will evolve to involve some speed work and the runs will get longer but the aim in the first two weeks is just to start building fitness without getting injured. When you change your training, you are at a high risk of injury unless you do it gradually. If you are already running more than 3 times per week then keep it up.

Weeks 1 & 2 - Absolute Beginners

  • Posted on: 15 May 2016
  • By: ciaran

Even if you are a beginner, unless you have an injury or illness, anybody can get in shape to walk 8km! So if you are going to take on the challenge of the Streets of Galway, why not challenge yourself to run the whole way. You have around 12 weeks to build up your training so if you are consistent, it is realistic to run the whole way even if you have not run before. The key is consistency in your training. To be consistent you need to stay healthy so increase the training very gradually.

Training for the Streets

  • Posted on: 15 May 2016
  • By: ciaran

Training plans for the lead up to the Streets of Galway in August will be published in this section every Monday morning.

There will be two training plans published - one for absolute beginners to running and another for those aiming to the 8 km in 40 minutes. 

Check back every week for the latest updates!