Look what I found in the back of a drawer!
My favorite running shirt! I used to wear the same jersey for EVERY SINGLE RACE (and vast majority of runs), but then I realized that was kind of… weird and a little gross, especially because I have a blog. :) I think I stashed this behind a bunch of old PJs so I’d be forced to wear some of my other gear.
When I woke up this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn’t sore from yesterday fast 17.0 mile run! The most obvious impact marathon training has had on my body is that I recover a LOT faster than I used to. I don’t do anything differently; this is just something that’s come to me with time.
I had a 3.0 mile recovery run on my schedule for today and I decided to try out the Galloway Method. In my favorite running shirt, of course! 🙂
I actually “learned” to run using the Galloway Method, which is when you do walk/run intervals. Over time, you learn to decrease and/or eliminate the walk intervals. On today’s run, I did 2 minutes of running following by 30 seconds of walking (at a quick pace – 13:15/mile). Did walking intervals kill my overall performance? Surprisingly, not at all! Just look at these statistics:
- Distance: 3.0 miles
- Duration: 29:40
- Mile 1: 9:44
- Mile 2: 10:14
- Mile 3: 9:43
Not bad! I probably would’ve paced at 10:00/mile if I had run the entire time. Galloway Method is so effective because you end up running a little bit faster than you would’ve otherwise… and (to a point) this results in faster times!
Also, I didn’t feel as tired as I would have otherwise, and the run seemed to go by SO fast!
If you’re still not convinced… I used the Galloway Method (ran 0.95 mile, walked 0.05 mile) in the last few miles of last weekend’s Half Marathon and set a new PR! :)
This morning, I had a bowl of banana oatmeal:
My oatmeal was topped with brown sugar, flax, and coconut.
And I snacked on a Clementine as I edited my book:
Post-run, I made lunch, which was a simple meal of brown rice and black beans, topped with some Alfredo sauce. Plus, green beans on the side.
Sorry my meals are a little boring lately – I’m trying to eat through my pantry as part of the Responsible Spending Challenge! And you know – this was a simple meal, but it sure was good!
I’m going to a Christmas party tonight! :) Super excited.
See you soon! Hope you have a nice Saturday.
Do you use intervals in your runs or workouts? Ever tried Galloway? I used to LOVE to do intervals on the elliptical machine.