Helllooo there, everyone! First of all, thank you all so much for your congratulates and kind words on the news I shared yesterday. Love you all!
Sorry I didn’t post this morning like I usually do.
I ended up studying till my eyeballs fell out of my head and then fell asleep at 9:30. I could NEVER pull an all nighter.
I was up at 4:45 this morning to be at school by 7:30, and then finished my final at 9. Now I am done! Best feeling ever.
The face of a happy camper.
Now I have time to decorate for Christmas and get into the holiday spirit!
I woke up this morning with pretty sore legs from my weights session yesterday.
I had a run scheduled for today, and only had 30-45 minutes that I had to get done.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel so I just went with how I was feeling. As I mentioned before, I am following the Jeff Galloway training plan.
He looks like a cool dude.
And apparently he likes to put his thumb up a lot in pictures.
The main thing about training is to have two maintenance runs (Tuesday/Thursday) and one long (Saturday).
He suggests to make Thursday the race pace practice run, and use Tuesday to utilize his walk-run-walk strategy.
Looks something like this:
- Run-walk-run ratio should correspond to the
pace used. Here are suggested strategies:
9 min/mi: run 4 minute/walk 1 minute (4/1)
10 min/mi: 3/1
11 min/mi: 2:30/1
12 min/mi: 2/1
13 min/mi: 1/1
14 min/mi: 30 seconds/30 seconds
15 min/mi: run 30 seconds/walk 45 seconds, or
run 20 seconds/walk 40 seconds
16 min/mi: run 20 seconds/walk 40 seconds
17 min/mi: run 15 seconds/walk 45 second
I’m already over a month into my training and haven’t done this once, oops.
I’m not usually a walk-run-walk type of girl, I’d rather just run the whole thing and be done with it.
Today seemed like it would be a good day to try it out since I was sore. It definitely made time FLY by. But I finished a 4.5 mile run in about 43 minutes.
Not too bad, but not my fastest run for sure. That is including my warm-up as well. I’m not really sure how I feel about this approach yet.
I usually stay around a 9 minute mile, sometimes higher, and sometimes lower throughout my run.
I think that is a good pace for pushing myself, but not sprinting, and not too easy either.
I’m also not really sure what pace I should run on race day, if any runners have any tips?
Hopefully I will have a recipe up sometime this week, so watch out!
If you are into running, what do you think about this walk-run-walk idea?
When does your break from work or school start?
What is your workout today?
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