I’m here, I’m here!
It seems like every night I’m running (literally) around, and then when I finally get into bed I say, “but I didn’t blog today…”
I’m in the process of revamping this blog. I’m looking into other servers too since WordPress is starting to tick me off.
Anyway, a training update! I’ve been doing great with my runs, but I’m starting to get a teeny bit burnt out. Today was a rest day, and tomorrow is 6 AM spin.
On Sunday I had 12 miles planned. I knew it was going to be tough and hot, so I loaded up the entire Rent soundtrack and just told myself to go easy. Since I went with my Sunday morning running club, two of the guys told me they were going 16 with the Galloway method, and I should join. The thought of 16 miles made me laugh, but somehow I agreed to it. My longest run ever at one time was a half marathon, so 16 sounded like a psychotic distance to attempt.
As you can see, I hit my 12. We were really starting to suffer with the humidity, so we didn’t do the full 16. The run started at 6:30 AM (6:37 to be exact), and it was already really sticky out by then. Gotta love summer runs, right?
I had never done a Galloway run before. If you aren’t familiar with the Galloway method, you do intervals of running and walking. We chose to run for 5 minutes and walk for 45 seconds, but you can customize it however you want. Beginner runners may do 2 minutes running/2 minutes walking. It’s cool because it’s up to you and your fitness level.
It’s also cool because it was hot as hell when the sun came up, and those walk breaks felt ah-mazing. I didn’t feel guilty like I normally would after walking, because our pacing was pretty good too. We’re planning for 16 in a few weeks, so I’ll just have to be scared till then!