Like many others, I posted a comment at her blog. And like many others, my comment was shot down by the author, who has no background in exercise science or athletics. While TPP may control her blog, I control mine and wrote about the topic without her editorial comments. For those who can’t be bothered to read what I opined at the time, I simply stated that while walking breaks are appropriate for those who are unprepared to run a marathon, the idea of a well trained runner going faster by incorporating walking breaks is in defiance of logic and science. But the Galloway and his cult like to give bits of anecdotal evidence (some of which is accurate and some – like their claim that Ronaldo da Costa used Galloway’s method in his marathon wins – is patently false) to support their argument. Here’s one they might want to leave out of the argument:
November 1, 2009
As a postscript, it’s interesting to note that TPP has now changed her tune. She has decided that walking breaks are no longer the way to do your best marathon or go faster as she has previously claimed. Now she says
The downside is that just as you are out on the marathon course about 50 percent longer than the average runner, your training time is much longer, too — four and five hours a weekend for long runs.
In other words, she is agreeing with what i said all along.