All posts tagged: galloway method

Marathon: Week 4

To say this week wasn’t a struggle would be an absolute lie. It was hot. It was humid. I missed a midweek run. I had one of the most painful 3 mile slogs of my entire life. I questioned more than once… ‘Why the hell I’m doing this?!‘ I can’t say I feel 100% optimistic again, but there’s always something empowering about finishing the long weekend run, reminding you that this is not impossible. It’s hard because it’s supposed to be. If this shit was easy everyone would do it. Sunday’s 8 mile LR was surprisingly successful given the fact that I decided to throw in a whole bunch of new factors at once, breaking one of the most fundamental rules of running. I wore shoes I’m still breaking in and carried hydration for the first time (save for an incident with a water belt last year that really didn’t go so well) all while continuing to adjust to running without tunes. The shoes are improving, but I have a wonderful blister that has formed …

Marathon: Weeks 1 & 2

Week 1 I got off to a somewhat rocky start, which is not how you really want to start these things. As it was outlined in my game plan, this week happened to coincide with having my cousin in town and a trip to NYC followed by touring around Boston. Running didn’t happen. However, mileage did. I estimate we walked somewhere to the tune of 30-35 miles while he was here. That counts for logging distance on my legs, right? It’s going to have to – time passes either way and October has never felt so close. I figure at a 2:1 mileage exchange I still logged in 15-16 miles. It was enough that I felt like moving on to Week 2 on schedule would be fine. Week 2 The week started off strong. I fit in my 3 miles on Monday and 4 miles on Wednesday. Thursday was the 4th of July and about 487 degrees outside with 192% humidity. This is not an exageration, I swear. Unfortunately, this kept up for Friday. I traded …